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Like a lot of people, I like to listen to podcasts. I have a dog that needs walking and I enjoy running to keep fit. As a result, I have a lot of time to …

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Beyond the Textbook: One woman’s STEAM journey

March 30, 2016 – 9:19 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: One woman’s STEAM journey1,889 views

Beyond the Textbook series is following up on a recent post about nurturing girls’ interest in STEM careers with an interview with physicist, entrepreneur, programmer and CEO of Moondrop Entertainment, Ana Albir. I met Ana recently at …

10 Years Later: Is Creativity Still Being Killed in Schools?

March 22, 2016 – 9:30 pm | One Comment | 1,727 views

After watching Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” in 2006, I have been actively looking and searching for creativity in schools. Are we seeing the evidence that creativity is as important as …

Feedback Street: Formative Assessment in History

March 16, 2016 – 9:01 am | Comments Off on Feedback Street: Formative Assessment in History2,252 views

In my previous post,  I’d discussed the flipped classroom and how I’ve structured my classroom.  One of the benefits that I’ve found with the flipped approach, has been the interactions that I’ve been able to …

Effective Science Teaching: A Tale of Two Teachers

March 9, 2016 – 3:19 pm | 7 Comments | 2,064 views

Over many years of teaching science myself and working with science teachers, I have come across many great teachers who guided their students to be successful learners and often inspired them to become scientists themselves. …