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, Feb 01, 2022 1:42 PM in Studying for exams to become a teacher
Hi Olivia! I like your phrase about adjusting to the "new world of the classroom". Even experienced teachers are adjusting all of the time -- take the events of the last two years, adjusting to virtual and hybrid classes. It's important to develop a collection of strategies and practices so that you can adjust to the needs of your students. -- Mary B
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Fri, Nov 20, 2020 3:39 PM in Setting Teachers Apart
Hi Hannah! This is really a thought-provoking question! I think that teachers don't start on Day 1 as "great", and I've never seen a rubric to assess "greatness." Writing curriculum and doing lab investigations are certainly important components of science teaching, but in my experience the characteristics of great teachers relate to their unrelenting passion for what ...
Fri, Nov 20, 2020 3:14 PM in How to Save Money as a New Teacher
Hi Sidney -- Interesting and relevant activities and investigations don't necessarily involve expensive or elaborate equipment. Check out the articles in NSTA's journals ( https://www.nsta.org/science-and-children " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Elementary , https://www.nsta.org/science-scope " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Middle , https://www.nsta.org/science-teacher " target="_blan...
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