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.

Location

PA

Affiliation

Retooled (not retired) science teacher and administrator

Social Media
Twitter
@tramaire
Skype Name
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Recent Posts by Mary

Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:45 AM in How can science be more fun and exciting for students?
I once did an informal action research study with a colleague. We asked students what made them become interested in or excited about a topic in school (we were studying science and social studies). The number one answer was -- the teachers. The students described how their teachers shared their personal interests, their experiences, their questions. Their teachers crafted a variety of learning e...

Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:43 PM in Self/Peer Assessment
Hi Karmen -- Self-evaluation and reflection are lifelong skills, and ones that I worked on with my students. This is not easy for students, and it takes some time. I wrote a blog about this that might have some ideas for you: Student Self-Evaluation: How Am I Doing?  What strategies have you tried? -- Mary B

Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:00 PM in New Biotechnology Class
Hi Bill -- Your new course sounds exciting! Thanks for including a list of topics, too, to help us focus on what the students will be learning. A few resources came to mind -- Learn Genetics from the University of Utah Search the TeachEngineering site for some of your topics. For example, I entered Genetic Engineering and found several lessons/activities/investigations. The Bio...





Recent Public Collections by Mary




Libros de Ciencias en Español (2009)
Type: Journal Article
Grade:


Modeling Change With Clay
Type: Journal Article
Grade:


Chemistry of Food

Resources and information about food science, the chemical composition of food, physical and chemical changes in food preparation, etc.



Chemistry of Food

Resources and information about food science, the chemical composition of food, physical and chemical changes in food preparation, etc.