Working in a molecular biology lab has made me more mindful of what my chemistry students will face in biology class after they have had chemistry. I plan to incorporate examples from biology at every opportunity so they will have an easier time transferring their chemistry knowledge to biology.
The interactions with the other teachers in the program have been invaluable. I look forward to trying some of the other lesson plans as well as the one I am working on. The blog will be very helpful to share ideas with one another to make the lessons run successfully. When I taught freshman physics our school had a weekly workshop at which physics teachers planned the course curriculum and labs. Those who had already done the lab with their students were able to warn the rest of us of potential problems and how to trouble shoot the lab. They also shared ideas about points that were confusing for students and how to clarify the concepts. I see the blog as serving a similar purpose for those of us at various schools.