Author Archive for Sarah Drake

Sarah Drake is a Living Environment teacher in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Northeastern University and is currently working on her Masters Degree at Pace University.

Keeping Science Curriculum Current

Many of the science courses that students are required to take culminate in a standardized exam. The content that is tested on the exam ultimately determines much of the information that is covered throughout the course. Unfortunately, most of these exams test rather arbitrary pieces of knowledge and leave little time for teaching lessons that […]

Teachers Guide To Keeping Parents Informed

As teachers, we have an endless number of tasks and duties that must be completed on a regular basis. We have lesson plans to create, papers to grade, meetings to attend, and discipline issues to deal with. Unfortunately, communication with the families of our students often gets pushed to the back burner because there just […]

Five Ways to Improve Any Science Lesson

We’ve all been there. You spend half of Saturday planning a lesson that is interactive and relevant to your curriculum, and you expect it to be a home run. Unfortunately, when you implement the lesson, it falls somewhere between a walk and a strike out. There are a wide variety of problems that may have […]

8 Last Minute Lesson Plan Ideas

Here are 8 great ideas to help you get a last minute lesson planned: 1) Think about the materials you have. When putting a lesson plan together at the last minute, there is no time for buying popsicle sticks or finding 30 plastic bottles for an activity that you found through a Google search. Stop […]