Diamond Bar High School

Summer School — June 5 - July 13

Mr. Holmes Biology Classes

My name is Christopher Holmes.   I graduated from UCSD in 1997 with a B.S. in Biology. I want all of my students to do their best and learn to love the field of biology.   I believe that every child possesses the potential to succeed.   The Mantra for our class is work hard until you fail, then work some more.  My email is cholmes@wvusd.k12.ca.us. If you want to get in contact with me in a timely manner, I suggest you use  email. You are also welcome to call my school voicemail.  
I look forward to working with you this school year..
 
Here is a pair of videos to help you understand how to approach your studies this year.
 
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                                           AP Students watch this!
The AP Bio Exam in its current form
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                                             Parents watch this!!! -
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as explained by my friend, Paul Anderson
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                                  The following are good for all of my students
 
 
Summary of above video:
 
Sleep:
 
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https://www.beeminder.com/ - Bee minder (A website to help you reach your goals!)
 
Beeminder helps with the science of discipline.
Watch this podcast from NPR to understand why.
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Good reading for parents of High School Students
 
 
And here is Carol Dweck at TED teaching growth mindset!!!