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by lowell Thomson
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:20

If you are like me and unable to attend BCCE 2014, there is still a way to be part of the action. Twitter! Even if you don't have a Twitter account, you can follow tweets from participants that are there "live tweeting" the action.

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by Sarah Kong
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:54

Another fabulous day surrounded by chemistry teachers from high schools, 2 year colleges, and universities from all around North America!  This morning I attended a workshop which presented 4 Target Inquiry (TI) activities.  Though I am a TI graduate, there are many activities I have never seen before.

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by Sarah Kong
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:26

Happy BCCE week to y'all!  I am enjoying being back at my alma mater, Grand Valley State University.  This morning I attended a symposium focusing on what it means to be a professional and how to continue to grow throughout your career.  The strand running through each presentation was time and collaboration.

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by Erica Posthuma
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:40

This back to school activity can be a valuable way to create a classroom culture of teamwork and growth mindset. Links to a virtual version are included.

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by Emily Bones
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:53

Physics teachers have AAPT, biology teachers have NABT, and starting this fall, chemistry teachers will have AACT. We are happy to announce that the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) will be accepting charter members starting on Aug. 4 at BCCE in Grand Rapids, Mich. But if you aren’t attending BCCE, you can join AACT by visiting on Aug. 4, and you’ll still have the status of charter member.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:40

I previously wrote about an experiment published in the Journal of Chemical Education called “Hydroglyphics”1.

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by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 07/14/2014 - 21:22

Chemistry classroom accidents have been in the news too often recently. I hazard to suggest that there are smaller incidents that never make the news because there are luckily no serious injuries. We need to be vigilant in our safety concerns to protect our students and ourselves from any accidents and exposure to hazardous substances. We also need to be aware of theft concerns. Unfortunately, students may be looking for ingredients to experiment with explosives or to manufacture illicit drugs.

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by Erica Jacobsen
Sat, 07/12/2014 - 11:40

Making plans for back to school? Don’t forget the candy! It doesn’t sound like something a nutritionist would recommend, but what about a chemistry educator?

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by Doug Ragan
Sat, 07/05/2014 - 11:58

Earlier this week, I saw a tweet showing a compilation of apps entitled the Periodic Table of iPad apps  (

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by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:23

I am enrolled in a Workshop in Michigan. We have only four days left of the 15 scheduled days.

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