Geology Field Trip for Teachers |
Posted in Professional Development
The Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association is hosting a summer field conference to explore both a meteor impact site in Indiana and the structural geology of the Baraboo Wisconsin region.More information can be found on a wiki page located here: http://tinyurl.com/na46xulRegistration closes July 10th.
New to the standards|
Posted in Next Generation Science Standards
Hi everyone,I am just learning about the NGSS as of this semester and I have a really difficult time putting it all together and knowing what to incorporate into my lessons! Does anybody have any tips or ways that they are able to easily navigate the standards and plan for instruction?Thanks!
Classroom set up |
Posted in Research in Science Education
Hello all,My classroom is centered around the students collaborating and solving problems as a team. I am having a problem with the way the groups are set up. I started with four students in one group. I tried to make sure that there was an above grade level student and a below grade level student in each group. I also tried to make sure that students who are shy are working with people who love to talk. I originally thought it would be a good idea to have opposites in the group because each student would balance out the other student's working abilities. What I'm seeing is that the above grade level students are taking control and the below grade level students aren't learning as much. Does anyone have a recommendation on how to set up small groups. I was thinking of only having two people per group. The problem is that science is only 40 minutes long, and there is a lot to cover. When there is a greater amount of students in the group, it takes half the amount of time to cover the topic then normally would. It is hard to stick to the curriculum map when I see students are still struggling with a concept. If anyone has suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.Thank you!
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