Susan Gendreau

chemist turned teacher; teaching is better!




Environmental Science and Technology High School

Recent Posts by Susan

Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:07 AM in Teaching Science Online
The most successful online science lab course I've seen used home kits for the labs, delivered by the lab company (Carolina Biological) to students' homes. The students carried out the experiments as a group, with the instructors' online, synchronous supervision. I wouldn't try that at the high school level (nor will Carolina Biological, for both cost and liability reasons), but at the college lev...

Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:58 AM in Teaching Science Online
I've found little well-designed research that compares outcomes head-to-head from almost any two (or more) teaching methods. (I'd be happy to be schooled by readers here.) That's easy to miss, given all the writing promoting this method or that. Of course, much of that writing makes money for the writers. For instance, I'm only aware of one solid study comparing the outcomes of well-taught g...

Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:44 PM in Research with people with STEM degrees/careers and teach elementary
Hi, Helen -- I came across your post while reading about something else. It's been a few centuries, but just in case: I got a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, worked briefly in industry, switched to college teaching and then to high school teaching. :) Susan