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Fostering Resilience in the Science Classroom

According to Souers and Hall, resiliency in the classroom is defined as the building of strong relationships and creation of a safe classroom environment to help students learn at higher levels. Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma Sensitive … Continue reading

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Unlearning Preconceived Ideas: Addressing Alternate Conceptions in the Biology Classroom

I’m sure we are all familiar with the ideas that human blood is blue in the veins, or humans evolved from apes. These are known scientific facts, right? Actually, I, and my fellow aspiring science teachers, are here to tell … Continue reading

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Science Teachers Want their “MTV”!

Science teachers want their MTV! And we aren’t taking about Music Television; We’re talking about Making Thinking Visible. “Making Thinking Visible” in the classroom is more than just providing students with worksheets or graphics to organize their thoughts. Making Thinking … Continue reading

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Engage in the Science Classroom (on a budget!)

As an aspiring teacher, one of the things that weighs most heavily on my mind is how I will be able to keep my students interested. Keeping students engaged and attentive has been been a concern of teachers since the … Continue reading

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Urging for Equity in STEM

The status of women and minorities in stem has always been a hotly debated topic. STEM, or the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, inspires innovation and creativity in the work force, but unfortunately, underrepresentation prevents STEM fields from … Continue reading

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A Guide to “Drive” Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom

“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.” -Daniel Pink In his novel Drive, Daniel pink outlines how we … Continue reading

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Atomic Habits & The Science Classroom: An Amicable Pair

Atomic Habits: What Are They?! In his brilliant novel Atomic Habits, James Clear built upon the idea of small routines and how we can manipulate them to make massive changes in our lives. These small routines in our daily lives … Continue reading

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The Magic is in the Margins

Are you teaching in the moment or in the margins? This is a very important question to educators need to ponder through out their teaching career, which I plan on revisiting this question by the end of this blog post. … Continue reading

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Reaching Average Science Teaching to Exemplary

“Exemplary teachers illuminate the path to achievement, believing the best way to predict a child’s future is to help create it.” -Robert John Meehan Author Robert John Meehan has affectionately been known as “the voice of the American teachers” and … Continue reading

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