I was a secondary science teacher for 27 years and then moved to a curriculum/PD position at a regional service agency, where I worked with several math/science partnerships. I currently blog for NSTA (including doing Ms Mentor for several years) and am a webwatcher for the SciLinks project. I am the coauthor of "Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher." I am an avid birdwatcher, too, and I volunteer at Wildwood Part and Nature Center in Harrisburg, PA,
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Science & Children Lessons - Teaching with Trade Books
A collection of articles from recent issues.
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Tue, Sep 15, 2020 6:02 PM in Interview Do's and Don'ts
Hi Ryan! This is from a Mentor blog I wrote for NSTA. -- Mary B. Do some exploring before the interview in case you're asked what you know about the school or community. Look for nearby science-related resources (parks, museums, nature centers, etc.). Learn a little about the history of the community and what it's famous for. Visit the school's website to learn about the...
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Thu, Jun 25, 2020 5:46 PM in new Elementary Teacher
Teaching this fall will be a challenge in more ways than one. Please share your experiences and questions with us! Good luck!
Thu, Jun 25, 2020 5:43 PM in Connecting with Backyard Nature
Hi Lisa! As a bird watcher, I really like your approach to helping students study and identify birds. I attended a program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology one summer, and the leader of one of the bird walks was from Europe. He noted that most Americans trying to identify a bird immediately start paging through the field guide looking for a match. In Europe, however, birders would first consider...
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