Nancy Wright

I am currently a Math/ Science Resource Teacher for my district. I have been a teacher for 34 years. My first love is science teaching with most of my experience being in intermediate grades and some at 8th grade. I love helping students become interested in the world around them and the questions they soon have. One of my most precious moments was on an overnight camping trip star gazing experience with students when a student asked "Did they bring all these stars out here just because they knew we were coming?" It really brought home our job as educators.

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KY

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Jefferson County Public Schools

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Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:33 PM in Avoiding Misconceptions in Science Education
Dealing with misconceptions depends on the student and where they are. The first step is always finding a way to help students have an open mind. Discourse around a topic with more than one idea or conception needs to happen often. Children need to be comfortable thinking out loud and being "wrong" as well as finding the right answer. Taking students outside the classroom and letting them see ...





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Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:58 PM
5 Coral Reef Ecosystems
Coral Reef Ecosystems was informative and enjoyable. Participants learn of the effects of a variety of factors on the reefs of our tropical regions and how the reefs themselves may impact us. Both human interaction and global changes impact the reef and that in turn impacts diverse life in the ocean. Coral and the other animals that thrive on the reef are both beautiful and fascinating. The habitat is so fragile but has been able to thrive. Human awareness is a necessity.






Recent Public Collections by Nancy


Science and Literacy

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Science 101: What causes a charge to move from one substance to another?
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Getting Past "Just Because": Teaching Writing in Science Class
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Formative Assessment Probes: With a Purpose
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Formative assessment

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Science 101: Why Don't All Rolling Objects Reach the Bottom of an Incline at the Same Time?
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