Materials Science Teacher Camp Review

I know, it’s been a few weeks since I have blogged, and I still need to finish up Discourse Part 3.  I have the draft started, so it will happen.  In the meantime, I took some time to be truly “off”.  Then last week I went to Materials Science Camp at the Ambler Campus of… Continue Reading

About Discourse: Part 2

In this post, I’m going to continue thinking about discourse.  You can find part 1 here.  I appreciate the comments and support from the Twitter community.  I think I have also changed the settings on the posts so that you can comment without “logging in”, but please let me know if you have not found that… Continue Reading

About Discourse: Part 1

This past school year, I thought a lot about discourse in the classroom – especially in my 9th-grade chemistry classes.  I use the Modeling Instruction approach to teaching and student discourse is a large part of that pedagogy.  One class was full of students who had managed to hold on to their natural curiosity about the… Continue Reading

The Importance of Being ConnectED

I have been thinking about making a website for a few years.  My husband has been (gently) pushing me to make it.  I have many twitter peeps who have suggested it.  Sometimes I tend to be a bit OCD.  I don’t get out of bed until the clock shows a minute number divisible by 5…. Continue Reading