Author Archives: Brooklyn Wilson

A Note to the Teacher: Fostering Resilient Learners

When thinking of how to foster resilient learning in our students, we must first understand that many children have experienced different trauma-related events. These events are referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs. Student learning is heavily impacted by … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Addressing Alternate Conceptions in Science Teaching

So what are alternate conceptions in science teaching? Well, these are MISCONCEPTIONS that our students bring into the classroom based on their prior knowledge. It is our duty as educators to address these misconceptions in a respectful, but knowledgeable manner. … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Making Thinking Visible in the Science Classroom

In the science classroom, we want to make our students’ thoughts visible. “Making Thinking Visible” by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison is a great resource to utilize within your classroom. Throughout the book, you will find ways that … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Finding ENGAGING Resources on a BUDGET!

When you signed up to be a teacher, did anywhere on your contract state that you have to pay out of pocket for classroom materials? Probably-NOT! Yet, many teachers find themselves using their own money to buy simple things for … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Encouraging All to Pursue STEM

There are many misconceptions about equity and equality. These two terms are often used interchangeably even though they are very different. Equity is defined as proportional representation while equality is defined as treating everyone the same, giving the same opportunities. … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: DRIVE!

What drives a classroom? Daniel H. Pink, the author of New York Times best-seller, Drive helps us tackle this specific question. He uncovers the surprising truth about what truly motivates us. Motivation 3.0 We are going to dive into Motivation … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Atomic Habits in Science Education

It is essential that we build atomic habits in the classroom – especially in science education. James Clear sets this tone in his New York Times best-seller, Atomic Habits. What are Atomic Habits? Atomic habits are tiny changes in behavior … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Teaching in the Margins

What does it mean to teach in the margins? Teaching in the margins is taking (or following) your class into the unknown. GASP! You must be thinking, “Why would I ever venture to the margins if I do not know … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Exemplary Science Teaching

What does means to be an exemplary science teacher? Exemplary science teachers are those who utilize other means than what we see in a traditional classroom. They strive to reach equilibrium with both assessment and inquiry – this can be … Continue reading

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