Recently retired, I am back in grad school working with preservice and inservice teachers and researching STEM learning ecosystems.
Tue, Mar 02, 2021 4:13 PM in Teaching lost space
As a 26 year veteran passionate Earth & Space Science teacher, I am thrilled to learn of your enthusiasm! Welcome to our little club. Even though Earth & Space standards have been in place for high school since 1996, the number of teachers who have degrees in the subject is disappointing. According to the National Science Foundation, only 3% of secondary science teachers hav...
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Thu, Dec 27, 2018 7:10 PM in 9th Grade Earth Science
I am so excited that you will be teaching Earth Science in a high school setting. As a geologist and high school EarthSci teacher, I thoroughly enjoy sharing geology, oceanography, atmospheric sciences and astronomy with my students because the Earth and Space Sciences integrate concepts from the physical and life sciences in the context of time, space, and processes that affect us a...
Fri, Oct 19, 2018 9:16 AM in How can science be more fun and exciting for students?
Student engagement is not the result of one ingredient. Students engage because they are inspired, intrigued, and involved. As Mary stated, the relationships between the teacher and students can create an environment in which the student feels safe and comfortable. Engagement is an act of vulnerability and risk-taking. The teacher makes that happen. Teachers (and all school staff) must create a c...
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