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On Teaching Science : Principles and Strategies That Every Educator Should Know.

Author: Jeffrey Bennett
Publisher: Chicago : Big Kid Science, 2014.
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Focusing on solutions specific to science and math education both for K-12 and college, this book explores how students learn in general and helps teachers develop successful techniques for the classroom On Teaching Science is a short, practical guide to key principles and strategies that will help students learn in any subject at any level but with special focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bennett, Jeffrey.
On Teaching Science : Principles and Strategies That Every Educator Should Know.
Chicago : Big Kid Science, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Bennett
ISBN: 9781937548414 1937548414 9781937548421 1937548422
OCLC Number: 881162234
Description: 1 online resource (177 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Praise; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 What Is Teaching?; 2 What Is Science?; 3 One Key to Student Success; Learning requires effort and study.; 4 Three Big Picture Ideas about Teaching; Big Picture Idea 1; You can't actually "teach" anything to anybody; you can only help people learn for themselves.; Big Picture Idea 2; Brains are brains. We may know more as we get older, but we still learn new things in the same basic way.; Big Picture Idea 3; People have known how to teach successfully for thousands of years. 5 Five General Suggestions for Successful TeachingGeneral Teaching Suggestion 1; Above all, try to ensure that your students study.; General Teaching Suggestion 2; Provide structure and assignments that will help your students study sufficiently and efficiently.; General Teaching Suggestion 3; Teach for the long term by focusing on three linked goals for science teaching: education, perspective, and inspiration.; General Teaching Suggestion 4; Have high but realistic expectations, and spell them out clearly.; General Teaching Suggestion 5; Be human. 6 Seven Pedagogical Strategies for Success in Science TeachingStrategy 1; Begin with and stay focused on the Big Picture.; Strategy 2; Always provide context.; Strategy 3; Emphasize conceptual understanding.; Strategy 4; Proceed from the more familiar and concrete to the less familiar and abstract.; Strategy 5; Recognize and address student misconceptions.; Strategy 6; Use plain language.; Strategy 7; Challenge your students.; 7 Putting It All Together; Appendices; Appendix 1: How to Succeed Handout; Appendix 2: Sample Syllabus; Appendix 3: A Dwarf Quiz; Excerpts. Excerpt 1: What Makes It Science?Excerpt 2: Evolution in the Classroom; Acknowledgments; Detailed List of Headings and Notes; Figures and Tables; Index; About the Author; Visit the Web Site.

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Focusing on solutions specific to science and math education both for K-12 and college, this book explores how students learn in general and helps teachers develop successful techniques for the classroom On Teaching Science is a short, practical guide to key principles and strategies that will help students learn in any subject at any level but with special focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) s.

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