I heart science. I heart learning, doing and teaching science. And I super heart talking about science. So here is my newest forum for talking about science topics, the common, the obscure, the novel and the absurd, no topic is too big, too small, or too odd to show up on this blog.
Look for snippets of fun from my classroom, ponderings on current science research, analysis of education policy, terrible science puns, and at least a few pictures/mentions of cats (yes I might be a closet cat lady)....and who knows what else could show up. I love a dialogue, so please feel free to comment or ask questions, together we can make science so irresistible, students will flock to STEM careers, like moths to a flame. And yes, they will burn themselves on a Bunsen burner, but as long as it doesn't happen in your lab, no worries!
Here are a few topics that have been bouncing around my brain of late that I hope to examine here in the coming weeks:
1. Kids and nature
2. Girls and science
3. Technology in the classroom
4. Science Fair
5. Required science courses and/or sequence of science courses
6. The value of AP science classes
7. Balancing it all: the classroom, leadership, home and family
8. Labs: what to do, how to do, etc.
9. My summer trip to Alaska for professional development
10. Random lesson ideas that are just too fun to pass up
11. My trip to Intel ISEF in May as I accompany one of my students
What topic would you like to see on the list?
I hope to build out my entire website over the next few months and I hope you share the journey with me by visiting often. If you'd like a daily dose of me, follow me on Twitter @DrKerryane.
It's Friday night, so I've got to wrap this up, after all, I don't know about you, but I've got 52 FRQs that need grading. -KA
Kerryane Monahan is a forever student, teacher of teachers, adventure-obsessed science educator who writes about science, education, leadership, teacher problems, student problems, curriculum, successes and anything else that skitters through her brain.