Archive for January, 2013

A kinder, gentler classroom?

It’s an aspirational title. But trying to go in that direction. Here are some ways that are helping, and some scary counter-examples.

Continue Reading January 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM 2 comments

Tweak Trad. Labs to Inquiry Excitement.

How to take a good idea for a lab and write a clear, inquiry-based lab sheet that will engage students, freeing you up to ciruculate and coach.

Continue Reading January 8, 2013 at 7:43 AM Leave a comment

Effective Grading Strategies for Written Assessments

Long answer and lab assessments are the most dreaded kinds of grading: Here are some step-by-step suggestions to help answer the siren call of the new Common Core Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Continue Reading January 7, 2013 at 12:42 PM Leave a comment


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