Category Archives: Teaching in the Margins

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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Science Teaching 2.0: From the Center to the Margins

What are “margins”? There are margins in nature. Here, the edges of ecosystems interact to create diverse and unpredictable landscapes, plants, and animals who often form symbiotic relationships among these and the surrounding areas. There are margins in society. Here, … Continue reading

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Limit Testing: A Look On Teaching In the Margins

“[Margins] are places where diversity in species exist, where life is often riskier for its inhabitants, and where species have the freedom to flourish and experiment. They are the areas at the edges of ecosystems and bioregions.” Ann Haley-Oliphant Source: … Continue reading

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Dare to venture out into the Margin

Imagine yourself as a sailor upon a ship venturing out over the sea. You and your fellow crewmates lay about lazily as the sun beats down. A mild breeze slowly pushes the ship along while the water barely becomes disturbed. … Continue reading

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Embracing the Power of Margins in the Science Classroom

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken,” is incredibly powerful and is often referenced in numerous … Continue reading

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Margins- Exploring the Mysteries of Life with our Students

I wanted to start with this quote from former Civil Rights Leader & U.S Rep, John Lewis. This quote has a lot of applicability to many scenarios in our political and social world, but I think it can extend to … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Teaching in the Margins

What does it mean to teach in the margins? Teaching in the margins is taking (or following) your class into the unknown. GASP! You must be thinking, “Why would I ever venture to the margins if I do not know … Continue reading

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The Path to Teaching: Going Into The Margins

What are our roles as the teacher in the classroom? To lecture them about the curriculum? Making sure that they’re seated in their rows, not talking to their friends, and taking notes of your lecture? The answer should definitely be … Continue reading

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Going Where No Teacher Has Gone Before… THE MARGINS!

Picture this: you’re floating in space, among the thousands of stars, galaxies, and nebulae. You pass by shooting star, and on that shooting star is a tiny alien holding up a sign that says, “follow me!” We follow our tiny … Continue reading

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Teaching in the Margins: A “yes, and…” Philosophy

When you hear the term “the margins”, what do you think of? Most people probably think of the edges of a paper where you write comments and questions to yourself. But what are the margins in the context of a … Continue reading

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