How do you measure success with project-based learning?

“A Tale of Three Projects” Two Vermont educators share how they measure success with project-based learning units… in space! Allan Miller and Natasha Grey, two […]

Student-Driven Differentiation and NGSS

Thank you to NGSS Navigators and Margaret O’Sullivan for having me as their podcast guest. Check out our conversation about Student-Driven Differentiation here and let […]

Why and how to teach education for sustainability

Teaching to heal the world “How can we improve the systems we’re a part of?” That’s the question my team posed to our 4th- through 6th-grade […]

Data visualization, an important 21-century skill

Although the gathering of raw data and its analysis is not new, in this era of information overload, it has become an increasingly important skill. […]

A Chemical Bonding Lesson with Old-School Manipulatives

For many years, I have been using ACS's "Middle School Chemistry" as my main curriculum to teach chemistry concepts in my middle school classroom. I […]

My students are taking ownership of the NGSS - Part 1: The Practices

Image source: http://www.slideshare.net/nashworld/ngss-workshop-2013-2  In a recent conversation with a group of colleagues, I was surprised to hear comments such as:"I teach science, this NGSS are just […]

My students are taking ownership of the NGSS - Part 2: The Crosscutting Concepts

In a previous post, I talked about how my students have taken ownership of the Science and Engineering Practices by identifying the practices and making […]

How the Sun Sees You

Just a quick post, to share a small “a-ha” moment that I hope means I’ve successfully solidified my understanding of the Next Generation Science Standard’s […]

#MyInnovativeYear: The NEW Project

Yes, I know, I start them and then need people to push me to finish them.  At least I put them on paper so I […]

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