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A Closer Look at Teaching Science in an Exemplary Manner

“They allow their students to have wonderful ideas, to make connections for themselves, to build their repertoire of understanding, and to discover solutions to their own questions.” (The Voices of Exemplary Science Teachers, p. 38). To be an exemplary science … Continue reading

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Teaching in the Margins: What Is It?

Think about the term “margin”. It’s the part of a written source where the text stops and the blank space of the page starts, right? Well, what if I told you margins can also be involved in the classroom? And … Continue reading

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Exemplary Science Teachers: the Art of Teaching Science

I bet if you asked 100 students about their favorite part of science class, you wouldn’t hear about their favorite worksheet, or the lecture on cell structure. However, you might here about the time they took a trip to the … Continue reading

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MTV: Not just for music anymore

Today we are going to tackle three strategies from the book Making Thinking Visible. The first strategy we are going to look at is one of my favorites from the book “Chalk Talk” In this strategy, poster-sized pieces of paper … Continue reading

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Its 2018, Way Past Time for Equity in STEM

STEM careers are one of the fasting growing industries in the US, Yet women and minorities are still incredibly underrepresented. According to the National Science Foundation, these are the big numbers FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN STEM STUDIES AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL … Continue reading

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Constructivism; Rebuilding the Classroom

Constructivism is… Constructivism is a theory in education that holds a few central ideas about learning. In “Science Education: An International Course Companion” by Keith Taber and Ben Akpan, the big ideas in consturctivism are laid out as follows, 1 … Continue reading

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Complexity in Thinking: Constructivism within Chemistry Learning

Diving into Chemistry Education Research (CER) Research within chemistry education is incredibly important to the progression of teaching methods within the subject. Chemistry is a very complex topic; almost as complex as the students eager to learn it! Topics within … Continue reading

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Teamwork: Makes the dream work

There are two kinds of people in the world… 1. People who like group work 2. People who HATE group work (I’ve worked in groups that were worse off than these dogs) I fall into the second category (mostly), and … Continue reading

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Drive: Get Behind the Wheel

You’ve been lied to. Don’t be too upset though, most of us have. Remember in that psych class you took there was that whole unit about classical conditioning? All those scientists and researches who spouted the wonders of extrinsic motivation? They … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled: Teaching in the Margins

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? What does teaching in the margins mean? To really understand the concept of teaching in the margins, you’ve got to learn a few things first; Margins only exist in comparison to the center. Margins are found … Continue reading

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