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Placing learners where they can best excel

Where you sit is an important decision that each and every learner makes each and every day. This week, while midterms and Regents exams were being given to learners, another teacher and I were discussing a seating chart for one of the classes that I will teach, starting next month. As a teacher, I want to ensure that each learner has the opportunity to learn, which maximizes instruction and a positive atmosphere, and I feel that a seating chart can help with that. While doing some research on not only classroom management, but how seating charts can be used […]

By |February 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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This Week in Review

This past week we had an exciting class! First we brainstormed some common science and teaching practices, and we wrote our initial thoughts on posted notes and placed them on the white board where we felt they belonged. From there we looked back at the NGSS standards and added more posted notes using those standards.

From there we did an inquiry activity on dissolving a solid, where each of us were allowed to select a Life Savor and explain what happens when we put it in our mouths. During this activity, we were not allowed to speak to one another, […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Getting excited about science!

Welcome back, James here reporting this week. We had a very eventful week! First we went to East High on Tuesday (6/7) where East High 10th graders presented to us data they had collected on local topics of interests (see photos). The students collaborated with SUNY ESF and Earth Works, and it was an absolute honor for all of us to be there and view their work! All of the presenters did a phenomenal job communicating the results and experiences of their research. Each one of us learned something new about the environmental challenges facing our community. It was […]