Mr. Detering's web page
Science help day is: TUESDAY
General procedures and expectations* (Copy for student and parent signature)
Lab safety contract (copyright Flynn Scientific)
Grading policy - see page/tab for the appropriate course/class (Anatomy & Phys., Bio 1, Bio 2, ...)
Homework: - Students in Mr. Detering's honors and extension level classes have homework every night. If there is not a written assignment, you should be reviewing class notes and assignments. Learning comes through repetition- that means a commitment to put in the time and work! Homework is designed to set you up for success. Students who don't do their homework set themselves up for difficulty. Late homework is not accepted. Use the proper assignment format.- Review your notes after class each day. See "the Forgetting Curve," a link from the web site of Virginia Tech. It shows that at the end of nine weeks, those who reviewed their notes within a day recalled about 75% of the information weeks later. It is also a time for you to identify things you don't understand.
Memorization and critical thinking:Biology, anatomy & physiology and chemistry require memorization of facts. Facts are not knowledge, but without facts there is no knowledge1 or basis for critical thought. The memory skills of our students tend to be very weak. It is a struggle for many. Students will need to use flash cards and/or various other memory techniques to learn and retain information. This takes time and effort outside of class. You should be working on this at home. See Study Skills.
Some thoughts on learning and the classroom*
How to read a text book and reference materials*
The forgetting curve*
*Required reading for students, strongly recommended for parents