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Being an Exemplary Teacher in Today’s World

With each exciting passing moment we visit each day, we cannot help but stop to worry and anticipate the future. This is especially true for our schools as they prepare people to succeed in modern society. As they look to … Continue reading

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A Science Teacher’s Guide to: FUND your “Fun :)”

Listen, I’m sure we all agree that if we could, we would drop money left and right to provide our students with engaging lessons, activities, experiments, and the whole nine yards. Unfortunately, we know that is not a sustainable practice … Continue reading

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The “E” in STEM Also Stands for Everyone.

There have been recent efforts over the years to encourage more people to pursue careers in science other than your stereotypical representation of someone a lot like the first image below. While (in my opinion) the story of society is … Continue reading

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Equity of STEM Encouragement

The inequity in STEM is shocking and we as educators have the unique opportunity to attack this problem and inspire our future generation to pursue STEM. What is Equity? Equality and equity are not the same thing. To understand the … Continue reading

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Student Driver

How can we foster intrinsic motivation in our science classroom? Ways to instill autonomy within my future students: Instead of doing a traditional test on a unit that is super critical students gain knowledge in, I could have them do … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Motivation Development and Creativity in the Classroom

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein Albert Einstein is one of the most highly regarded and brilliant scientists that we have ever seen in this world. If you … Continue reading

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Atomic Habits & The Science Classroom: An Amicable Pair

Atomic Habits: What Are They?! In his brilliant novel Atomic Habits, James Clear built upon the idea of small routines and how we can manipulate them to make massive changes in our lives. These small routines in our daily lives … Continue reading

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Classroom Changes: Application of Atomic Habits in the Science Classroom

“…the process of building habits is actually the process of becoming yourself.” – James Clear, Atomic Habits I don’t think anyone will argue with me that they changed (physically and mentally) from kindergarten to 12th grade. I don’t think anyone … Continue reading

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The Magic is in the Margins

Are you teaching in the moment or in the margins? This is a very important question to educators need to ponder through out their teaching career, which I plan on revisiting this question by the end of this blog post. … Continue reading

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Embracing the Power of Margins in the Science Classroom

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken,” is incredibly powerful and is often referenced in numerous … Continue reading

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