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A Note to the Teacher: Fostering Resilient Learners

When thinking of how to foster resilient learning in our students, we must first understand that many children have experienced different trauma-related events. These events are referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs. Student learning is heavily impacted by … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Making Thinking Visible in the Science Classroom

In the science classroom, we want to make our students’ thoughts visible. “Making Thinking Visible” by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison is a great resource to utilize within your classroom. Throughout the book, you will find ways that … Continue reading

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Enhancing Equity in STEM

Women and Minorities in STEM For years, women and minorities in science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM), have faced substantial opposition and challenges in pursuit of a career in these fields. Many women have been steered against pursuing STEM-based professions … Continue reading

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Equity : Science Education :: Equilibrium : Science

Equity and equality, as terms, are often used interchangeably. Before we proceed, I would like to clarify the differences between the two. Equality: everybody gets the exact same amount of resources/treatmentEquity: resources/treatment is distributed based on the needs of the … Continue reading

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Science Teaching 2.0: Fostering Equity in STEM

When you think of a scientist, engineer, or mathematician – who do you think of? What do they look like? And, more importantly, why did you think of that particular kind of scientist? If you thought of a white, able-bodied, … Continue reading

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Drive: Bringing the Spark Back Into the Classroom

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited” Plutarch Motivation is known as a multifaceted concept. Some motivations change as humans develop psychologically while some motivations remain the same throughout an entire lifespan. … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: DRIVE!

What drives a classroom? Daniel H. Pink, the author of New York Times best-seller, Drive helps us tackle this specific question. He uncovers the surprising truth about what truly motivates us. Motivation 3.0 We are going to dive into Motivation … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Atomic Habits in Science Education

It is essential that we build atomic habits in the classroom – especially in science education. James Clear sets this tone in his New York Times best-seller, Atomic Habits. What are Atomic Habits? Atomic habits are tiny changes in behavior … Continue reading

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Do Atomic Habits Create Macroscopic Results in the Classroom?

“It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis. Too often, we convince ourselves that massive success requires massive action. Whether it is losing weight, … Continue reading

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Atomic Habits in the Science Classroom

What are “Atomic Habits”? Atomic habits are the small scale wins that people consistently engage in, through a life-long process or on a journey. This journey is NOT constructed for someone to eventually become who they want to be, but it is … Continue reading

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