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Surviving The Storm: Fostering Resiliency In Science Learners

What is resiliency? When you first hear the words resilient or resiliency, you may think of a definition similar to the idea of withstanding or “bouncing back” from difficult decisions. This idea is often connected to the resilience of communities, … Continue reading

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Resistant Learners? or Resilient Learners? A Great Tool Every Teacher Needs in their Toolbelt.

In every classroom there’s that one student who just can’t sit still. They jump out of their seat, yell and cuss, and distract their neighbors around them. As a teacher what can you do? How do we get students to … Continue reading

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Coping Together: Helping Students Cope with Trauma

Teaching is hard. Ask any teacher. And it’s certainly not made any easier by the fact that our students are not blank slates. Teaching would be so much easier if students came into the classroom without previous experiences. But the reality is they are. More than that though, students are coming to our classrooms with trauma. Teaching traumatized learners takes skill, practice, and patience. Today, we’re going to unpack how we can help our students become resilient learners. Continue reading

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Dealing with Misconception in the Classroom

As individuals we all have our own experiences that have gotten us to where we are in our lives. Lessons gained from in the classroom to interactions with peers outside that classroom that led to teamwork or maybe disputes that … Continue reading

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I’ll Change Your Mind (about chemistry)

When I got to college, I took general chemistry in my first semester. The lecture hall was filled with 175 students, mostly freshman, who were on tracks to go into engineering, medical, or STEM fields. The environment felt competitive and … Continue reading

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The Misconceptions of Alternate Conceptions

What even are Alternate Conceptions? Alternate Conceptions refer to the false ideas that people hold in regard to scientific concepts. Alternate Conceptions can be used in conjunction with the word misconception. People learn throughout their lives, we constantly are learning … Continue reading

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“Tomato/Tomahto, Conception/Conceeption”

What are “Alternate” Conceptions? “Alternate Conception” is essentially a euphemism for “Misconception.” The necessity of which is tied to the nature of science itself. Modern-day scientific facts should not be fanatically accepted, but instead should be tested against other proposed … Continue reading

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Getting the best out of MTV in the Classroom

Everyone loves the television channel MTV and here is the best way that you can use it to for the better performance of your students! Wouldn’t that be a nice reality? Sorry to disappoint but in this blog today we … Continue reading

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Engagement That Won’t Leave a Hole in Your Pockets

As future teachers we strive to provide our students with lessons and knowledge that will stay with them for years to come. We know that the best way to accomplish this is not through standing at the front of the … Continue reading

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Getting Creative Saves Money!

As most people know, teaching is a hardworking but rewarding profession that doesn’t often have a lot of money associated with it. In Ohio, the average salary of a high school chemistry teacher is a around $43,938. When taking this … Continue reading

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