The Power of High Quality Science Instruction
In 2019, there was a huge buzz about science education in California and how the CAST could be a catalyst for change as it became operational and the first year of data was collected. We knew great work was happening in schools across our county and…
Student Voices and Experiences on DEI
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become the focus of numerous worldwide organizations and is a newly formed committee for the California Association of Science Educators (CASE). To start off the new year, as the first article from the DEI…
Does your LCAP support science for All students?
Does your district support science for all students? Meaning, do you have a curriculum aligned with NGSS? Have you and your fellow teachers had enough professional learning to use the curriculum the way it is intended?
Adrenaline-Based Instruction: Adjusting Classrooms to Current Needs
“I am looking for strategies that take away students’ attention from their cell phones.” “It has been challenging to teach since the pandemic.” “ It has been hard to get my students to communicate and talk with each other.” Do any of these…
It is hard to teach these days, behavior management is all-consuming and, learning loss is real. Instead of focusing on those things, though, I thought I’d share three brief snapshots of my students doing science.