Introduction by Eric Renfro
I have been teaching for 17 years at the same location.
I teach in South Central Los Angeles at Washington Preparatory High
School. My classroom is designed for frequent group work. I think
it is important for student development to communicate with others.
This obviously requires monitoring. Standards and rubrics are common
within the classroom. Standards are mandated statewide and nationally.
Students, with teacher guidance, develop rubrics. Students evaluate
each other using the rubrics. The teacher uses the same rubrics to
evaluate students. Evaluation is an important tool for understanding
The University of Arizona
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
General Biology Program for Secondary Teachers