Biology Mr. Girard
Mr. Girard • Teaching since 1998 • Taught Biology (A.P., Honors, Academic, Standard Levels); Anatomy, Physiology, & Pathophysiology; Vertebrate Zoology, Anthropology, Planet Earth, Chemistry, Physics • Degrees in Biology and Medical Technology • Gannon University (Erie, Pennsylvania) • Central Connecticut State University • MS Biology at CCSU • Medical Technologist 1987 - 2005 • Diener 1990 – Present • Clinical Instructor of Phlebotomy 2000 – Present • Basketball Coach 1998 – 2005 (Newtown Middle School & Plainville High School) • T-ball and Soccer Coach 2006-2007 • Cub-Master 2007
This Course The Cell Chemistry of Biology • Living Things and Their Interactions with the Environment Biology as a Science Scientific Method Tools of a Biologist Origins of Life
This Course Mitosis / Meiosis Genetics - DNA / RNA - Mendel Evolution Energy for Living Things - Photosynthesis - Respiration
This Course Human Biology • - Circulatory - Skeletal / Muscular • - Respiratory - Nervous - Excretory - Immunity - Digestion
Class Rules • All students are expected to be ON TIME for class. On times means you must be in your seat before the bell rings. • Students are expected to come to class PREPARED. This means that each student must bring the following items to class everyday. • Textbook • Loose-leaf notebook (not a spiral notebook) • Pen or pencil (Blue or black ink ONLY)
Class Rules • Students who are absent must see me on the day that he/she returns (Even if we don’t have class that day) to make arrangements for make-up. You are responsible for any missed assignments • If you are absent on the day of a test, you will be expected to make up the test the next class day. Special circumstances will be given special consideration
Class Rules • Respect • Each other • Let everyone express their opinions • Respect each others’ right to express his/her opinion—even if you disagree. • Respect each others’ desire to learn. • Raise your hand to be recognized to speak and DO NOT TALK while someone is talking.
Class Rules • Respect • The School Property • If I see you writing on the desk, you will come after school to clean all the desks in the science wing • My property • DO NOT TOUCH MY STUFF!!! (Read the poster)
Class Rules • NO Food or Drink in the classroom (Only non flavored water) • No electronic devices • No hats, bandanas – head coverings
Class Rules • Sit in your seat until dismissed • Do not pack until you are dismissed
Class Rules • No passes to the phone • Lav or Nurse passes will be very limited (emergency only)
Class Rules • Keep your head up and sit up. If you can’t, I will send you to the nurse
Class Rules • Do not do any other assignments in class (I’ll shred them into a hundred pieces). • Do not pass notes in class (They make interesting wallpaper).
Class Rules Use the lavatories BEFORE you come to class. Take care of personal business BEFORE Class
Class Rules • Lab Courses: • 70% from Academics • Tests • Quizzes • Class work • Projects • Home work • 30 % from Laboratory Work
Class Rules • Grading will be done on a cumulative point basis. Each assignment, quiz, etc. will be worth a certain number of points. At the end of each marking period these points are added up and your grade will be calculated on a percentage of the total. • For example, if the total number of points for the marking period is 500 and you have gotten 450 points, your grade would be 450/500 x 100 = 90. • Grades are based on tests, quizzes, labs, activities and homework.
www.phsgirard.org • My Website • WRITE THIS DOWN No Yankees attire allowed
Help: • Extra Help: • Extra help is available to students by appointment. • Before School (7:00 – 7:30 am) • After School (2:10 – 3:00 pm) Any Questions?