Sandy Yarema

Sandra L. Yarema, Ph. D., is an assistant professor in the College of Education, Teacher Education division at Wayne State University. She is responsible for instructing courses in Science Education, including Biology and Physical science content, and Curriculum and teaching methods for elementary science teachers. Sandra is also adjunct faculty at Lawrence Technological University, responsible for instructing on-line graduate courses for practicing teachers working toward science certification. Sandra was a graduate of the charter class of the Master of Science Education Program, earning her Master of Science Education at Lawrence Technological University in 1999.


Wayne State University

Recent Posts by Sandy

Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:24 PM in Scientific Method
I am a teacher educator, and it is indeed challenging to provide strategies for teaching about Nature of Science and scientific methods. I provide resources to show that there are a number of different methods for scientific research, and that they depend on processes that can be approached as a cycle. Some of the resources I share with my pre-service teachers include: An excerpt from:From ...

Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:25 PM in No Time for Science
Another idea that has worked in my district is for the specialist to compile a list of grade-level trade books and story books on science topics that coordinate with assessment objectives. These books could be part of read-aloud or learning centers for teachers to integrate science content with language arts. Teachers could then conduct related activities to go along with the book that explore sci...

Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:06 PM in Classroom set up
Tina, I really agree with your strategy of teaching students HOW to work cooperatively. So many issues can be minimized by proactive planning; informing, modeling, and letting the students rehearse expected behaviors.