Pathways for Multilingual Learners in Science
Visualize a small group of third graders sitting on the rug with their teacher practicing the process of asking questions. Using visuals with question starters, students excitedly take turns asking What, Where, Why, When, and How questions about an…
Science Education in an Age of Misinformation
Today, students turn to the internet for information about a range of science-related issues, like COVID variants and climate change. However, misinformation (misleading information shared by mistake) and disinformation (fake information shared with…
Opportunity for Successful Science Implementation in a Post-Pandemic Climate
The following excerpt below and accompanying PDF is provided by the Networked Improvement Community Region 10 (Geographic area in California that includes Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties).
Increasing English and Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics on the California Assessment Through Science
This study tested the theory that district use of STEMscopes increases district English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics proficiency through increases in science proficiency. Academic learning and achievement is often a synergistic process, with…
Using Citizen Science to Support Social and Emotional Learning Needs During Covid-19 to Engage Students and Caregivers
As teachers, students and caregivers transition from in-person instruction to distance learning, hybrid learning, or a blend of both, many are struggling with how to develop a classroom culture that engages and inspires students as they develop an…
Keeping High Standards Without Standards: An Interview with Ryan Gallagher, Director of Continuous Improvement, High Tech Schools
This article seems more relevant now than when I wrote it a month ago.
Learner-centered Classrooms: Getting Students Involved in Assessment
Do you remember cramming for exams as a student? I rarely took part in cramming sessions but I remember these were the norm amongst my fellow high school and college students.
Phenomena Are Everywhere!
A few weekends ago, I attended the Brunch with the Birds at the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, located just south of Sacramento.
Our Beloved Tree Garden
This year, in support by a grant from the Roots and Shoots Foundation by Jane Goodall, I was able to have three trees planted at my school.
Women in STEM- How can we help increase the numbers?
The past three years I have been busy working on my doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in STEM Leadership.