I titled today’s post in honor of my colleague John Buch who teaches math. He and fellow math teacher Joel Justice have launched much of their math material in a format that seems to engage many of our students, but ends up slamming John and Joel with submissions that require quite a bit of feedback – both in person and online. John ran around like crazy today! Many of us were yelling out “Buch-ya!” every time he zipped past us en route to help student after student after student.
BUCH-YA, Mr. Buch!
Here’s a picture of Nadelle conducting an American Sign Language (ASL) seminar. She reviewed with them, encouraged them, and then introduced some new signs. In this picture the students are silently practicing with one another. They really get into this ASL stuff! 🙂
Meanwhile, in another part of Mosaic, a few of our hard-chargers were working with Kayla to learn some molecular biology content and associated lab technique. In these pictures they are basically preparing growth plates and transforming an edu-safe strain of E.coli with pGLO plasmid, which contains, among other genes, the gene for Green Fluorescent Protein, GFP, (from a species of jelly fish), which, when expressed, will cause the bacteria to glow under ultraviolet light. It can be a great experiment to introduce many aspects of modern biology.
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