December is a busy time with concerts, field trips, projects, presentations, and even variety shows to “celebrate the season.” However, by trying to get into the “holiday spirit”, educators may unintentionally create an environment where students and teachers may feel excluded.
Ariel Serkin's blog
Ariel Serkin shares an activity she has explored using natural acid base indicators with her food chemistry elective students.
Congratulations on becoming a PAEMST finalist. Now what? After the grueling application process, you realize that you now have to write an addendum. Here are some tidbits to help you navigate this hectic week.
The 2023 cycle for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching has opened. Read through to learn more about the application, the process, some helpful tips, and reasons why you should apply.
When the world stopped back in March, I wrote that no one knew how to teach in a pandemic. Here we are, 8 months later and we are still learning and adapting every day. I know each teacher has their own unqiue set of challenges this year, but I have found some small wins that I’m happy to share.
Sometimes, your Professional Learning Community is not at your school, but rather with educators from around the world.
No one really knows how to immediately transform an in person class to a distance learning environment. We struggle to provide an equitable education, whatever that looks like, for all our students and make accommodations for differences in learning abilities, home lives, internet access, in addition to mental and physical health.
Students’ preconceived notions about concepts may clash with the material that they are expected to learn. This cognitive dissonance creates discomfort for students.