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Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Secondary Science

Five to Thrive [series]

«Finally, a survivor’s guide to teaching! Unlike most pedagogical books, Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Secondary Science gives you just that—answers. From first day of school name games to year-end assessments, this educator team has brilliantly created a library of practical, implement-tomorrow structures, strategies, and tools. Cheers to a thorough teacher cheat sheet!»

Briana H. Clarke, Oakland, CA
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Detaljer

Forlag
Corwin Press Inc
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
192
ISBN
9781071916377
Utgivelsesår
2024
Format
28 x 22 cm

Om forfatteren

Karen Mesmer, PhD, taught middle and high school science for 33 years in both northwest Alaska and in Baraboo, Wisconsin. After she retired in 2015, she started Mesmer Science Education Consulting, working as a curriculum writer, reviewer, mentor and professional development facilitator focusing on the Next Generation Science Standards. She has been active at the local, state and national levels in professional organizations, including serving as the President of the National Middle Level Science Teachers Association and on the board of both the National Science Teachers Association and the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers. Karen was a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching and the Ron Gibbs Award from the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers for Lifetime Contributions to Science Education in Wisconsin. She has presented at many local, state, and national conferences. Karen was the Module Leader, Contributor and Reviewer for Activate Learning’s IQWST California Edition, a writer for the Wisconsin Science Standards as well as for four Teacher Guides for ONPAR assessment. She has also had articles published in Science Scope and two book chapters in books published by the National Science Teachers Association Enya Granados is in her fifth-year teaching as a high school life science teacher in Athens, Georgia. Enya has a passion for curriculum writing and has worked with BSCS Science Learning as a curriculum teacher co-writer on climate change. She is involved in the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) as an active member who presents regularly as well as chairs the organization’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee. Enya was awarded the Knowles Teacher Fellowship in 2018 and NABT’s Outstanding New Biology Teacher in 2021. She has published in Teaching and Teacher Education and the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.   Kevin Gant has taught science and mathematics for 18 years, with most of his career focusing on physics education. In his most recent classroom work, he was a founder and the Lead Teacher at nex+Gen Academy, a public project-based high school in Albuquerque, NM. There he taught an Environmental Science and Statistics course from 2012 to 2016. Kevin was an early adopter of Project Based Learning, serving as the physics teacher at New Technology High School in Napa, California, a school at the vanguard of PBL instruction. That position led to his later work at the non-profit New Tech Network (NTN). Kevin has provided professional development and mentorship to teachers and leaders through various organizations, including the University of New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. Kevin earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of New Mexico, is a National Board Certified Teacher (Physics), and is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 2015. Laura Shafer, PhD, is a Senior Program Officer and Academy Instructor for the Knowles Teacher Initiative. She taught high school Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Integrated Science focusing on facilitating student engagement in the practices of science to develop disciplinary knowledge. She designed and implemented curriculum components for a graduate science education methods course for preservice teachers focused on supporting preservice teachers in developing and facilitating lessons in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards. She provided supervision for pre-service teachers developing and implementing approaches for working individually and collaboratively with resident mentor teachers. She designed and facilitated professional development workshop series for K-12 educators, administrators and language resource personnel to support understanding and implementation of NGSS and integration of CCSS.

Ayanna Perry, PhD, is an Associate Director for the Teaching Fellows Program at the Knowles Teacher Initiative. She has been working in education for over 15 years. She taught high school math courses, as well as college level math education courses. In addition to her work as a teacher, she’s also been working as a teacher mentor and coach for high school science and math teachers. She’s published a number of blogs on issues of equity on the Knowles Teacher Initiative website and articles on technology use in math and on equity in math classes in The Mathematics Teacher- including 7 Features of equitable classroom spaces from her dissertation. She also co-authored      Five to Thrive: Answers to Your Biggest Questions about Teaching Secondary Math. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council for Supervisors of Mathematics, the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, the Benjamin Banneker Association, the Association of Maryland Mathematics Teacher Educators, and TODOS  Mathematics for All.          

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«Finally, a survivor’s guide to teaching! Unlike most pedagogical books, Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Secondary Science gives you just that—answers. From first day of school name games to year-end assessments, this educator team has brilliantly created a library of practical, implement-tomorrow structures, strategies, and tools. Cheers to a thorough teacher cheat sheet!»

Briana H. Clarke, Oakland, CA

«This is the book science teachers have needed for a long, long time. It is both practical and profound, providing students and beginning teachers with a multifaceted vision of excellent teaching and clear strategies for progressing toward that vision. Veteran teachers will find numerous entry points to reflect on and refine their own practice, and work collaboratively with colleagues to improve education for all students.»

Nicole M. Gillespie, Camden, NJ

«This is the book every science educator needs! It is organized around key questions that have the power to unlock great teaching. The authors have broad expertise and insights to offer, and they have gathered resources so that readers can easily go deeper with additional perspectives. Read it straight through or pick it up and read a section corresponding with a current dilemma—the accessible and straightforward ideas are sure to inspire.»

Cynthia Passmore, Davis, CA

«The only constant is change, and this book provides a tool for those trying to navigate all the new challenges teachers face in this new era of teaching. Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Secondary Science does a great job of acting as a roadmap for those currently in teacher training programs, new teachers, and even veteran teachers.»

Chris Monsour, Tiffin, OH

«Among the many resources on teaching science, this book stands out as an essential compendium of practical suggestions, thought-provoking ideas, and links to resources that support what it means for teachers and students to thrive and flourish in today’s teaching and learning environment. Drawing heavily upon the wisdom of accomplished teachers and research on effective teaching and learning, this book provides much-needed guidance on navigating the complexities of today’s science classrooms.»

Page Keeley, Fort Myers, FL

«If you are a beginning science teacher (or considering a change to your science classroom) and you do not know what you do not know, read this book! This book provides an insight into things you should consider about teaching science effectively that may not be covered in depth in an education program. This book is a great start to your journey in science teaching.»

Anthony Tedali Stetzenmeyer, Ann Arbor, MI

«This book poses concise questions that are foundational for educators to answer to achieve great science teaching. Additionally, it provides specific tips, checklists, diagrams, and resources that new and veteran educators will find invaluable for improving teaching and cultivating the joy of science with their students.»

Karen Olson, Baraboo, WI

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