Judith Boyle

I am a rural school teacher in a one-room schoolhouse teaching in the grades K-8. I am currently the K-5 advisor for the Montana Science Teachers Association and will become the President-Elect in October. I am also an MPRES trainer for the state bringing the Frameworks and NGSS to teachers in our state. I am also a member of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for our new state science standards, and I am currently writing the science standards/curriculum for the Montana Small Schools Alliance.




Montana Science Teachers Association

Recent Posts by Judith

Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:34 PM in Science for Elemntary at home
Hello, Alejandra, Last spring while teaching virtually, I had my students take their iPad outside to find and photograph signs of spring. The kids found amazing things from meteorology to botany. They also had to record in their science notebooks what they observed and list five questions they had about the phenomena they observed. They had to research the answers to their questions and put th...

Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:21 PM in Upcoming teacher
Hi, Nicole,  You will find that students are by nature curious about everything. I have a stool in front of my desk and to spark curiosity in science, I will find an item that is used to introduce a science we will be studying to place on it. As my students arrive, they seem to always gravitate to the stool and begin asking questions. I tell them to get their science notebooks and record the q...

Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:13 PM in Upcoming teacher
Hello, Chandler, I grappled with the same problem. Here is what I have done which has helped me so much. Whenever I attend an NSTA conference, I try to "step outside my science content comfort zone". Here's an example: I needed to improve with chemistry so I attended only workshops that dealt with that science. It was hard since there were no elementary chemistry sessions, but there were middl...

Recent Reviews by Judith

Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:30 PM
5 A Wonderful guide
This book is a wonderful book to use as a guide to the NGSS particularly the progressions. Whether you are a novice or seasoned NGSS teacher, I recommend purchasing it!