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SLANT  for effective learning 

No matter how great and/or engaging one’s lesson is, if pupils aren’t alert, sitting up, and actively listening, it isn’t effective learning. SLANT is an acronym used in many classrooms that identifies appropriate classroom behaviour. 286 more words


NGSS as Maine's Science Standards? It's Not So Simple.

Many educators feel that the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) should become Maine’s science standards. There is no question that the NGSS have already had a positive impact on science instruction across Maine. 3,078 more words

Science Teaching

Nurturing Curiosity

I am a science teacher of the middle school at Swami Vivekananda Rural Education Society School. I teach chemistry and biology. I enjoy my classes when my children enjoy learning. 349 more words

Stories From Schools

Design of Middle and High School Citizen Science Programs

I have been invited by a National Academy of Science committee to share some of what we have learned at the Schoodic Institute in more than 10 years of designing and implementing citizen science programs in schools. 2,866 more words

Science Teaching

Teaching Toward the Future: Adaptation and Climate Change

“I touch the future … I teach” — a quotation associated with Christa McAuliffe — captures something essential about the motivation and hope that keeps most of the teachers I know doing what they do. 2,237 more words

Science Teaching

Does enjoyment go down as achievement goes up? Findings from TIMSS on how pupil attitudes to maths and science have changed over 20 years

Toby Greany. 

When the report on the 2015 International Trends in Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) was launched late last year, the media’s focus was on how England had performed relative to other countries in the tests. 1,157 more words

Teaching, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment

Using Kahoot with ESL Science

This is part one of my “Teaching Tool” series, where I’ll be looking at a strategy or resource and letting you know how I’ve found it to work in ESL science world. 744 more words