June 10, 2023

Our Best Biology Bloggers!

We thought we would collate some of our best biology blogs/bloggers all in one place for your reading pleasure!

If you fancy writing a one off piece that you would like us to host on here to share with the ChatBiology community drop us a DM on twitter or use the contact us form on the site to email us!

We have grouped them loosely around some themes!

Curriculum Sequencing

Pritesh Raichura: Sequencing of evolution – https://bunsenblue.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/curricular-narrative/…

Brett Kingsbury: MRS GREN – https://acommonbiologist.wordpress.com/2020/08/30/is-it-time-to-let-mrs-gren-die/…

Christian Anderson: For all your curriculum deep planning needs! – https://cmooreanderson.wixsite.com/teachingbiology/post/the-scales-of-curriculum-planning-why-sequence-isn-t-king

Adam Robbins: More about sequencing evolution also general great teaching tips! https://reflectionsinscience.wordpress.com/2020/11/15/sequencing-in-gcse-biology-teaching-evolution/

Teaching Methods, “How To Teach Guides”

Dr. Jo Castelino: Great blog for how to’s including this on protein synthesis https://drcastelino.wordpress.com/2020/12/27/how-i-teach-protein-synthesis-at-ks4/

Pritesh Raichura: Faithful diagrams (great example of teaching absorption in the villi) – https://bunsenblue.wordpress.com/2020/04/19/clear-teacher-explanations-2d-faithful-diagrams/…

Pritesh Raichura: Dual coding definitions (includes SA:V) – https://bunsenblue.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/clear-teacher-explanations-2b-dual-coding-definitions-complex-ideas/…

Pritesh Raichura: Dual coding processes (includes menstrual hormones) – https://bunsenblue.wordpress.com/2019/12/04/clear-teacher-explanations-2a-dual-coding-processes/…

Adam Boxer: Modelling magnification calculation – https://achemicalorthodoxy.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/modelling-modelling-into-the-classroom-with-live-drawing/…

Brett Kingsbury: DI in Biology – https://acommonbiologist.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/engelmann-and-faultless-communication/…

Jon Hale: A-Level Biology how to go beyond the CPACS – https://biozone.co.uk/news/83-no-pain-no-gain-looking-beyond-cpac-with-practical-work/

Hinterland/Beyond the Curriculum

Miss J: A great blog about extremophiles from an expert! https://missjsscienceteaching.blogspot.com/2021/01/extremophiles-tiny-organisms-making.html

Dr. Jo: Some great “outiside the box” ideas for enrichment and more! https://drjosciencesolutions.co.uk/workshops-2/dr-jo-blogs/

Jon Hale: Engaging young people through a Royal Society Partnership Grant –https://besteachingandlearning.wordpress.com/2020/01/21/engaging-young-people-through-a-royal-society-partnership-grant/

Jon Hale: British Ecological Summer School Experience –https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/bes-18-18-summer-school-2018-teachers-perspective/

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