Into My Classroom

Fourth Year Biology Teacher Sharing My Musings With The World

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I am Ashley Walker, a science teacher at G.W. Carver High School.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am beginning my third year of teaching general and honors biology and will also be teaching AP Biology and AP Environmental Science for the first time in the fall.

I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in December 2007.

In May of 2010, I received my Master of Arts in Education from Union University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have been a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, since 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**In spring of 2010, I began working with University of Tennessee Health Science Center and other teachers in the Memphis area in creating problem-based learning modules that are aligned to state curriculum.**

I love what I do and my goal is for all of my students to reach 100% proficiency on the state exam as well as increasing student exposure to the many areas of science.  It is also a huge goal of mine to increase the reading, writing, mathematic, and inquiry levels of my students.

This photo looks staged, but they were actually working! We went outside because it was hot in my classroom. My favorite picture yet!

My professional goals (outside of student achievement) are to increase grant writing, publish an article in a professional journal, have a paperless classroom, and increase my personal learning network (PLN).

What am I doing now? I am participating in the Teacher Challenge sponsored by Edublogs.  This particular challenge is “Kick Start Your Blogging”.  I hope to meet many educators around the globe as well as to stop ignoring this blog and putting my thoughts in words and out of my mind.

You may visit my class blog, Science with Ms. Walker.  I must warn you, it is a work in progress and I am thinking of trying something completely different next year.

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Written by Ashley Erin

June 1, 2010 at 10:26 pm

5 Responses

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  1. Ashley,
    I am vey impressed with your work and that you are so new to teaching. You are an inspiration to veteran teachers like me who want to keep teachers and students engaged and excited about learning. I too had ignored my blog and needed the spark of this Teacher Challenge to put a kick in it as they said.

    Reba Gordon Matthews

    January 26, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    • Thanks a lot Reba! I’ll be sure to check out your blog!

      Ashley W.

      January 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm

  2. Hi Ashley

    Great photo of your students working outside. I am working on the Teacher Challenge as well.

    Mrs S

    February 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    • Thanks Mrs. S! I love going outside with students. I think it puts everyone in a much better mood.

      Ashley W.

      February 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm

  3. Hi Ashley,

    Just want to introduce you to Gnowledge (www.gnowledge.com), the online test publishing platform, and solicit your thoughts and opinions on it.

    Gnowledge is free for everyone to use. Tests and exercises can be created by anyone and are categorized by title, subject, grade, school and/or country. Once published, these tests are available for everyone to use and share. Students preparing for exams or who wish improve their knowledge and accelerate their academic progress can search Gnowledge for their desired subject. All test results, scores and answers to every question administered is stored on Gnowledge. Registered users can view their own individual test results any time and the test results of everyone who has taken the tests they’ve created, and these tests and/or results can be shared with others if they choose to do so.

    The best example of how Gnowledge is being used and how it transcends language and cultural barriers and education syllabuses is by a French language teacher in Mexico (a Spanish-speaking country). She uses Gnowledge (an English-language website) to produce simple tests and exercises for her students. In two months she has published 50 tests and these tests have been administered to her (and other) students 1,272 times. Scale of this magnitude does not happen in conventional classrooms or schools. Her stats can be independently verified at: http://www.gnowledge.com/saveurfle.

    I invite you to check out Gnowledge. If you have any comments, queries or criticisms for Gnowledge, please let me know, your feedback would be most appreciated.

    Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

    Regards,
    Aiman Azri

    Social Media Specialist
    Gnowledge -www.gnowledge.com
    Create. Share. Learn

    Aiman Azri

    August 11, 2011 at 2:40 am


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