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

Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:02 PM in Incorporating different subjects while teaching science
Hello, Amanda, I adore your question. I love to introduce my students to watershed studies using our local river. It is a wonderful way to show your students how all of the sciences work together to form this beautiful system and will allow you to use many of the Crosscutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices with your students. Through the use of science notebooks, you are abl...

Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:12 PM in Children's Literature
When you do find a (fictional) book, you will want to keep an eye out for misconceptions. If the book has them, you will want to discuss it with your students. If you do find misconceptions, you could ask your students to rewrite the vocabulary, sentence, paragraph, or page to dispel the misconception. Integrating science with ELA and math is magical. I am so excited you are looking for ideas....

Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:19 PM in Science Notebooking
Hello, Roxanne,   Notebooking is no longer the boring science notebooks I used when I was in school. It was full of vocabulary words and definitions, misconceptions in my drawings, and cookie-cutter experiments. They are produced by the student and guided by the teacher using rubrics etc. I highly recommend that you look at many of the NSTA Press Books on science notebooks. Here are a few o...

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!