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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 ...

Design Assessments to Align with Objectives
Design assessments to align with objectives

My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.

—Stephen Hawking (1942-)

What is your goal for your students? What do you want them to be able to know and do once the lessons have ended.? One of the most important factors of successful teaching and learning is to align your assessments with the objectives of your instruction and outcomes. As you plan your units of learning, you will select various types of assessments to evaluate your students’ growth and achievement. Your assessments will give your students, their families, and you a clear sense of progress, accounting for both the learning and ...

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