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Getting More Out Of Assessment

Tests and Quizzes. The first thing anyone thinks when you say the word assessment is tests and quizzes. If you want to figure out how much your students know, just give them a list of questions to answer right? Gets … Continue reading

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Constructivism; Rebuilding the Classroom

Constructivism is… Constructivism is a theory in education that holds a few central ideas about learning. In “Science Education: An International Course Companion” by Keith Taber and Ben Akpan, the big ideas in consturctivism are laid out as follows, 1 … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled: Teaching in the Margins

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? What does teaching in the margins mean? To really understand the concept of teaching in the margins, you’ve got to learn a few things first; Margins only exist in comparison to the center. Margins are found … Continue reading

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Margins: Not Just for Paper Anymore

One of the worst nightmares for teachers (and greatest pleasures of students) is getting off-topic. However, there is a good way to get off-topic, and it often involves more learning than what would have happened in the first place. This … Continue reading

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Above and Beyond: Exemplary Science Teachers

Exemplary means going above and beyond what is expected. I have had a few teachers in my school career that could only be described as exemplary. I like to think about those teachers as teacher makers as well. Frequently when … Continue reading

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Exemplary Science Teaching and You

What does Exemplary Science Teaching mean to you? Does it just mean being a really good teacher that all the students like? Or is it more along the lines of being that Super Teacher, the one who has all the … Continue reading

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The Future Belongs to the Curious!

Soon I will be entering my own classroom which is both exciting and nerve-racking. I have taken plenty of education and science classes to help prepare me, but until I have my own classroom it is difficult to be prepared … Continue reading

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An Interesting Perspective: The Struggle

Howdy bloggers, Welcome back to the last installment of An Interesting Perspective for the semester. I know I’ve been less consistent these past few weeks, but things have been hectic. Today though, we’re back on track and here to discuss … Continue reading

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An Interesting Perspective: Drive the Bus

Howdy bloggers, Welcome back for the newest installment of An Interesting Perspective. Today, we will discuss the importance of classroom management within a science classroom, and give out a few tips and tricks to keep your classroom from entering a … Continue reading

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An Interesting Perspective: Balling on a Budget

Howdy bloggers, Sorry for the brief hiatus, but we’re back for the newest installment of An Interesting Perspective. In today’s post, we will discuss ways in which you can make your classroom fun and engaging, while still keeping it affordable. … Continue reading

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