From Veteran Science Teacher, LaVonda Popp
So you teach science and, “Yay!,” -fist bump- you even teach high school science (Biology, Chemistry, IPC, Physics, etc.). Congratulations, because you have one of the best jobs EVER! And you feel like this every single day you walk in the classroom, right? I know, I’ve been there, and some days you just want to run screaming out of your classroom. Students lose their notes, didn’t bring an assignment, whine about taking notes, and, quite frankly, just don’t want to be in class. That’s any class, not just your class. How do you engage them? How do you get that ownership of knowledge? How do you promote accountability? Organization? Well ……………. have you tried using Notebook Foldables®?
It might be a life-changing experience, not only for you, but also for your students. Just the visual, kinesthetic part is enough to get them to at least pay attention – and you will take anything, even a couple of minutes, right? – but then, THEN when they realize you are providing them with a tool to make learning purposeful and meaningful, all of a sudden you are “The Bomb Dot Com” and they love coming to your class. Now, don’t get me wrong, they don’t really care if it is purposeful and meaningful, but they do, for the most part, understand that at some point in time they will need to be able to remember or be able to retrieve the knowledge you are bestowing upon them.