Mary Bigelow

I was a secondary science teacher for 27 years and then moved to a curriculum/PD position at a regional service agency, where I worked with several math/science partnerships. I currently blog for NSTA (including doing Ms Mentor for several years) and am a webwatcher for the SciLinks project. I am the coauthor of "Rise and Shine: A Practical Guide for the Beginning Science Teacher." I am an avid birdwatcher, too, and I volunteer at Wildwood Part and Nature Center in Harrisburg, PA,

Location

PA

Affiliation

Retooled (not retired) science teacher and administrator

Social Media
Twitter
@tramaire
Skype Name
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Recent Posts by Mary

Fri May 03, 2019 10:38 PM in Teaching Science Vocabulary
In my experience, for students to understand and use new words, they also need to hear and say them. Sometimes what students wrote had little in common with the actual word. They could recognize the word in written material and match it to a definition, but many had difficulty pronouncing the word, generating the word in oral conversations, or using it in their writing. I shared my dilemma wit...

Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:25 PM in How to get started in a career teaching high school biology with a PhD in patholobiology
Hi Heidi -- If you're interested in getting credentialed for high school biology, I would check with universitiies near where you'd like to teach. Some may have a fast-track for experienced professionals. They could also advise if the traininng courses you had would be applicable. The state office of education may also have information on getting credentials. Private schools may or may not requii...

Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:51 AM in Citizen Science
Hi Hollie! We did a bioblitz at a park where I volunteer, and the participants enjoyed being part of a bigger picture, as you noted. Check out the SciStarter site. It's a clearinghouse for many kinds of citizen science projects, searchable by topic, duration, etc. There are descriptions of each one, including whether it's a once and done project or an ongoing one. For example, I'm doing one per...





Recent Public Collections by Mary


Science & Children Lessons - Teaching with Trade Books

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A collection of articles from recent issues.



Teaching Through Trade Books: The Tool and Eye
Type: Journal Article
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Teaching Through Trade Books: Animal Parents and Their Offspring
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Science & Children Lessons - The Early Years

9 Resources

A collection of articles from recent issues.



The Early Years: Experiencing Inquiry
Type: Journal Article
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Early Years: What Other Colors Can Bean Seeds Be?
Type: Journal Article
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Libros de Ciencias en Español (2009)
Type: Journal Article
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Modeling Change With Clay
Type: Journal Article
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