Growth Mindset in the Science Classroom

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Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset I was first introduced to the idea of a growth mindset by a Ted Talk my principal showed us at a PD. It was very … Read More

Science and Engineering Practices

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The NGSS scientific and engineering practices come directly from Chapter 3 of   A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas ( 2012 ). Take a look at … Read More

Crosscutting Concepts

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A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas ( 2012 )  begins its chapter on Crosscutting Concepts with this quote: Some important themes pervade science, mathematics, … Read More

(DCI) Disciplinary Core Ideas

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The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) are from A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas ( 2012 ). I have listed … Read More

NGSS Quick Guides

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I find the NGSS website overwhelming. As a busy teacher, there just isn’t enough time to spend navigating through the website so I compiled a NGSS quick guide for each … Read More

Starting Out the School Year

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At the beginning of the year it is important to establish a positive, risk taking culture in the classroom.  I facilitate the following activities during the first two weeks of … Read More