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Self-paced, Student-Centered

Last week I joined a group of science and math teachers to talk about how the new school year was going. One of the teachers is working in a school where the administrative directive is to shift to “proficiency based” and “student-paced” learning. 1,464 more words

School Change

Interesting news today….

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New diesel cars exceed EU pollution limits

A new report from sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) has found nine out of ten new diesel cars break new EU pollution limits when tested in real world conditions rather than on test tracks. 395 more words

Gradeless: Toward Greater Learning and Understanding in Biology

On June 1st of this year, just as second semester closed, I posted a blog entry about an email exchange I had with a student regarding his grade in my biology course. 2,197 more words

Teaching Methods

Dalla piramide CLIL al lesson plan

Una volta chiarito il concetto della piramide CLIL, l’unità di apprendimento dovrebbe essere pianificata con un lesson plan, ossia un piano di lavoro che sarà di fondamentale importanza in vista dell’Esame di Stato, in quanto allegato integrante del Documento del 15 maggio. 672 more words

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Inquiry in Action, Part 2

Several years ago, I visited Horace Mann Elementary School, at that time one of our STEM Institute Partner Schools on the south side of Chicago. Horace Mann has been the bedrock of the community for generations and exemplifies what its namesake stood for — universal, non-sectarian, free public schools for all children. 776 more words

Inquiry Science

Teach a Teacher – Learning by Sharing

This July I volunteered for two weeks with Teach a Teacher in Peru. Thanks to Kelly and Mac, I had the opportunity to meet with secondary science teachers in Lima and in the Callejón de Huaylas (Ancash) and share with them some classroom experiences about Inquiry Based Learning. 683 more words


Walking the Walk, Part 2

“The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible.”  Ray Bradbury

Citizen science and working with STEM professionals in your classroom can both help in forging a connection between the world of school and the real world beyond the classroom walls, and they constitute a level of experience “doing” science that can build your confidence and credibility as a teacher in helping students understand what scientists do and how they think.  1,688 more words

Professional Development