Rita Hulsman

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Recent Posts by Rita

Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:56 PM in Science Notebooks
Kathleen, Thanks for sharing the resources on notebooking in science. In the powerpoint you shared, there are two slides that contain the following: WDWWWWWH? Could you explain what that means? I'm thinking maybe it starts with "What Do We Want . . ." but I can't figure out the rest of it, and googling the phrase didn't turn up anything. Thanks!

Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:29 AM in NGSS or Not?
It seems to me that the NGSS are more or less just a "new wrapper" for the set of information and skills students have long been asked to master in science. As we are continually reminded, neither the CCSS nor the NGSS are curricula in and of themselves; therefore, it seems to me that teachers in states that have not adopted either one of these could still benefit from becoming acquainted with th...

Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:18 AM in No Time for Science
While reading and writing about science isn't the most ideal way to really learn science skills and concepts, it's better than simply waving the white flag and not doing science at all. I was thrilled to see in the most recent release of the CCSS that there are sections devoted to literacy in science and technical subjects, so I'm hoping for a more balanced approach in the next few years. One...