Science Tutoring 5 Guidelines
October 11, 2018
Being a Mentor and Science Coach to a student goes well beyond Tutoring the material at hand. No matter the subject, the student must be supported in every way possible on their journey to independence. Through the years, I have come to realize that there are a few simple guidelines for working successfully with any […]
Next Generation Science Standards in Three Stages
November 2, 2017
This one is going out to all the teachers and parents who are staring at the Next Generation Science Standards and sayin’ Whaaaaa?
Science Education Inside and Outside the Classroom
September 28, 2017
In my career, I have watched curriculums, educational benchmarks and standards change both inside and outside of the Classroom. The Principles of Science, however, are a rarely changing stabilizing force. Observation, Exploration and Discovery drive Theories toward Laws as we learn ever more about our Universe.
Coaching Exhausted Students at the End of the School Year
July 21, 2017
This was a Very Powerful Academic Year. I learned a great deal about the needs of my students, while I hope they gained helpful strategies, from me, that that will lead them to ultimate success in the sciences and beyond. At this time I’d like to share some simple observations about how we negotiated the […]
Academic Coaching A Case Study in Chemistry
May 9, 2017
I have worked with my Chemistry Girls now for just about a year and I would like to share some of my boots-on-the-ground observations in a quick Case Study of our time together. My Last Post outlined the Essential Factors in preparing for the Mentoring experience and the Next will add to the list of […]
Academic Coaching Expectations Pacing Assessment
February 8, 2017
Academic Coaching Academic Coaching involves the coordination of all resources available to a student to help inspire them to become the agent and advocate for their own learning experience. An Academic Coach is not just a tutor, he or she is a mentor. What informs MY Coaching is my own experience as an instructor. I’d like […]
The Mole as a Chemistry Kit Essential
October 13, 2016
The Mole Not THAT Mole, the other one.
Customized Lesson Planning for the Classroom and at Home
September 20, 2016
Lesson Planning Lesson Planning, with an eye toward the ultimate goals of the school Year, can be THEE most daunting task for teachers and Home-School Parents.
Day One Lesson Plan Observation Skills
September 20, 2016
Observation Observation is the bedrock of scientific investigation. As I have said before, the world is messy and, unfortunately, we do NOT like messy. The question becomes: Who gets to decide how the mess gets cleaned up? Historically, it has been a small group of self-appointed investigative reporters who have spent years thinking and writing about just this topic. Today, […]
Explore History Revisits The Mysteries of The Pyramids at Giza
September 15, 2016
Explore History Magazine Travel and History for the International adventurer Explore History is one of the latest titles premiered by the shockingly prolific Imagine Publishing Company.