Reflection: Joy The Cell Membrane - Section 1: Warm-Up


Students enjoy showing what they know and I like to give them opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.  Checks for understanding allow both teacher and student celebrate learning.  A practice that I utilize as a quick motivator or reinforcement is I reward students in small ways like giving them piece of candy or simply, “Snap them up”.  “Snapping up” is something that I use in my classroom to recognize effort or success. I simply snap my fingers multiple times to indicate that I like the effort or the response.  This is an effective way to recognize and celebrate students when they answer a question correctly.  If the response is not the correct response, I will say something  like, “I  like your effort so you get one snap for trying”. I teach my students to also  “snap up” their peers when someone has made an effort or response that they feel is great.  I have had great success with this seemingly “goofy” practice with my high school students. I always smile when I hear them tell a classmate, “Hey, you didn’t snap me up” when they feel they have contributed to the class discussion. This simple practice is a way that joy of learning is demonstrated in my classroom.

  Rewards and recognition
  Joy: Rewards and recognition
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The Cell Membrane

Unit 5: Unit 2- Cells
Lesson 14 of 30

Objective: Students will be able to identify and model the proteins, carbohydrates and lipids functions in the plasma membrane.

Big Idea: Regardless of cell type, cellular components function together to maintain homeostasis.

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cell membrane, Science, homeostasis, hydrophilic, hydrophobic, channel protein, phospholipid
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