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.
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.
How It Works Issue 89 Review
September 6, 2016
Science and Technology This month’s How It Works is chock–a-block full of some very interesting material, from an estimation of the number of cells in a human body, SPOILER ALERT, it is more than 5, to an EXHAUSTIVE examination of top-of-the-line race cars (Gotta move magazines). In all of this, two points caught my eye
The Philosophy of Science Gesture Arcs
August 8, 2016
Gesture The Geometric Shapes that serve as models for Natural Forms sit motionless without the forces of Gesture. In art, gesture is created by the lines of movement that flow within the rendering of an object. It is how the artist defines the path that the eye travels while viewing an image. In science, gesture is the movement of […]