Commentary: Reflections from an NSTA High School Committee Memberby: Jim Redmond

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Membership on the NSTA High School Science Committee has been an “eye-opening and professionally rewarding experience” for Jim Redmond. In this month’s opinion piece, he discusses how his involvement with NSTA and Hawaii’s local chapter, HaSTA, has expanded his once limited world view and had a positive impact on his professional growth as an educator. He encourages all science teachers to become involved in NSTA and their local chapters to help play leadership roles in preparing students to compete in the global community.

Grades
  • High
Publication Date
12/1/2007

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  • on Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:59 AM

This article is about the benefits of participating in a professional community. Aside being among a group of like-minded people such as those in the NSTA, there are professional journals which contains awesome new ideas and techniques for teaching a subject dear to your heart, and the conferences act as a way to recharge your batteries. When asked why the author belongs to NSTA he responds with " I belong so that I can learn, can form professional contacts, can encourage new colleagues, can support my profession, can speak with a united political voice, and can share the gifts of both knowledge and experience that colleagues have shared with me." This is certainly true for me as well.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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