“This book isn't just for new teachers! Even after years as a science teacher, this book gave me suggestions to use right away in my classroom.”
—Regina Brinker, Science Teacher
Christensen Middle School, Livermore, CA
Create a science classroom that fosters a creative learning community and leads to success!
From successfully setting up a classroom to achieving meaningful instruction, science teachers face a variety of challenges unique to their practice every day. This easy-to-read guide provides new and seasoned teachers with practical ideas, strategies, and insights to help address essential topics in effective science teaching, including emphasizing inquiry, building literacy, implementing technology, using a wide variety of science resources, and maintaining student safety.
Aligned with current science standards, this guide helps teachers streamline their efforts, organize their work, and set the stage for outstanding instruction and enthusiastic student participation. Other features include:
Practical examples, snapshots of moments in the history of science, and Web references; A compilation of professional development activities; Checklists to rate curricula and textbooks; Guidance on networking with colleagues and establishing relationships with families
By leveraging this book's rich resources, science teachers will discover how to turn their classrooms into thriving environments for learning.
Design Your Classroom to Create Communities of Learners
Science is a great game. It is inspiring and refreshing. The playing field is the universe itself.
How exciting! You have been given your teaching assignment and handed the key to a classroom. Now it is time to use your knowledge, skills, and experience to create a community of learners. Your first task is to set the stage for effective teaching and learning every day in your own science classroom. Your stage, as Isidor Isaac Rabi notes, is the universe itself.
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