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
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Recent Posts by Mary

Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:46 PM in new Elementary Teacher
Teaching this fall will be a challenge in more ways than one. Please share your experiences and questions with us! Good luck!

Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:43 PM in Connecting with Backyard Nature
Hi Lisa! As a bird watcher, I really like your approach to helping students study and identify birds. I attended a program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology one summer, and the leader of one of the bird walks was from Europe. He noted that most Americans trying to identify a bird immediately start paging through the field guide looking for a match. In Europe, however, birders would first consider...

Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:52 AM in Classroom management
Hi Jacqueline! I taught seventh graders. It was a challenge when some students finished a task and then claimed they had "nothing" to do. This put pressure on the others to rush to finish. What helped was brainstorming with the students "What to do when you have nothing to do." Of course, goofing off was not an option! We came up with a list that we posted -- review/organize your notebook, dou...





Recent Public Collections by Mary


Seasons

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Teaching through Trade Books: Seeing the Seasons
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Teaching Through Trade Books: Seasons by the Sun
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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
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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
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Early Years: What Other Colors Can Bean Seeds Be?
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