Category Archive: Resources

Feb 15

What does Mrs. Wilson think about learning?

I asked my students to answer this question on a pink Post-it note (it was Valentine’s Day after all) after our test yesterday. Students then stuck them to the white board. The one on the left is one of my favorites because it says so much about how we learn science. We need data, so …

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Jan 21

Reviewing the Next Generation Science Standards

The second draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is open for review and feedback until January 29th, so you have just over a week to read and comment. if you are a science educator, scientist, engineer, or just all around science lover interested in the advancement of science education, I highly recommend you read …

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Sep 30

Mission Logs in the classroom

I use an interactive science notebook in my classroom. We call it our Mission Log because it sounds spacey and cool. I use the left side as the learning side and the right side as our reflection side. This is opposite the traditional interactive notebook set up. Since I walk my students through completing each …

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Apr 05

Jigsaw 21st Century Style

I like the idea of the jigsaw model for class learning. It sounds great in theory, but I often find it is hard to make it work for practical reasons. This year I had the idea to do something a little bit like a jigsaw but to make it a little more 21st century style. …

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Mar 06

One small step for a teacher…

…one giant leap for my classroom? I’m going to Space Academy for Educators! I found out on Thursday night that I was awarded an Educators @ Space Academy scholarship from Honeywell. This is a fabulous program, and Honeywell is very generous to cover all expenses for the trip.  I must say I am very excited …

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Feb 18

Blog Rules and Parent Info

Well, challenge 2 for the 30 Days to Get Your Students Blogging Teacher Blogging Challenge involves sharing information about blogging guidelines that we use with students. Although I do share guidelines verbally in class with students, I realized that I have not actually put them in writing! Since my students will be participating in the …

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Feb 15

Student Blogging Challenge Badge

I will have my students participate in the Student Blogging Challenge supported by Edublogs which starts in March. I wanted a badge to put in the sidebar of our class web site in order for students to easily find  the link to sign up (for now), and then to get to the blog challenge posts …

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