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Student Driver

How can we foster intrinsic motivation in our science classroom? Ways to instill autonomy within my future students: Instead of doing a traditional test on a unit that is super critical students gain knowledge in, I could have them do … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Motivation Development and Creativity in the Classroom

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein Albert Einstein is one of the most highly regarded and brilliant scientists that we have ever seen in this world. If you … 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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Classroom Changes: Application of Atomic Habits in the Science Classroom

“…the process of building habits is actually the process of becoming yourself.” – James Clear, Atomic Habits I don’t think anyone will argue with me that they changed (physically and mentally) from kindergarten to 12th grade. I don’t think anyone … 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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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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Out of this WORLD Science Teaching!

What kinds of teachers make a difference everyday? What kinds of teachers take chances for the betterment of their students? Below I will discuss some of the many qualities that makes teachers extraordinarily, exemplary. Characteristics of Exemplary Teaching ~ Instruction … Continue reading

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The Extinction of Average Teaching

The time for endless worksheets, solely lecture based classes, and teaching within the pretty painted lines that the textbooks lay out has come to an end. An extinction event has occurred. Although scary, extinction of these traditional views on education … Continue reading

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Science Teaching 2.0: From Average to Exemplary

What was your favorite activity you ever did in a science class at school? It could have been building bottle rockets, exploring a local creek, hatching a chicken egg, or a myriad of other activities that were unique, fun, and … Continue reading

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