The National Science Teachers Association First Ever STEM Forum & EXPO was held May 17 – 19 in Atlantic City New Jersey.  I found the conference a valuable resource for networking, teaching materials, and for rejuvenation of my passion for teaching & learning STEM.  I would like to thank the National Science Teachers Association and […]

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A Framework for K-12 Science Education—released online last summer and now available in print—describes the major practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas that all students should be familiar with by the end of high school, and it provides an outline of how these practices, concepts, and ideas should be developed across the grade […]

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We recently came across a great article in eSchool News, Ten ways schools are using social media effectively, which we are now happy to share with our readers on the Why Science […]

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We recently read a wonderful interview in Education Week of 2011 National Teacher of the Year Michelle Shearer. What a wonderful inspiration for teachers, students and for the field education!

In the interview Michelle talks about a wide range of issues, but as she has a chemistry degree from […]

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The problem with schools isn’t teachers; it’s a management system that pushes them aside.

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Challenge:  How will Mr. Mitchell determine students’ ability to refine and apply the content of the Othello, a play by William Shakespeare, for use in their work and life situations?

“If they cannot say, “I did it myself,” they are lost to us” – James Zull

Mr. Mitchell is working with […]

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Challenge: How will Mr. Mitchell determine whether students can practice what they have learned from Othello, a play by William Shakespeare?

“If it isn’t used, it isn’t learned” – Alexander Luria

Mr. Mitchell is working with his sophomore students to help them identify the theme in the play, Othello, by William Shakespeare. […]

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Challenge: What must Mr. Mitchell do to motivate students to share what they have learned from Othello, a play by William Shakespeare?

“Thinking isolates events, understanding them interconnects them. Understanding is structure, for it means establishing relationship between events.” – Buckminster Fuller

Mr. Mitchell is working with his sophomore students to help them identify […]

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Challenge: What must Mr. Mitchell do to engage students to understand Othello, a play by William Shakespeare, in depth?

“The important thing is not to stop questioning” – Albert Einstein

Mr. Mitchell is working with his sophomore students to help them identify the theme in the play, Othello, by William […]

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Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He has worked with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the […]

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