Father, Teacher, Educator, passionate advocate of critical thinking, applying skeptical thought to claims, hiker, standup philosopher.
I'm a believer in reversing the traditional vector of IEPs, scaffolding & differentiation - by that I mean, once one makes any IEP adaptations, then why not then fold those adaptations back into the general class, whenever possible? Much of what I originally made for students with IEPs became sought after by all my other students, and then students of other teachers, from the Honors science classes.
When it comes to biology, for all areas I try to make connections to evolution by natural selection, and show trees of life with cladograms. "Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution," Theodosius Grygorovych Dobzhansky