Shaping Science

Last semester I took ‘Science Curriculum Grades 1-8’ course. My professor really provoked our thinking and our view of ‘science’. I decided to share some of the guided questions he asked at the beginning of the semester and how my response changed from day one of our course to the last day of our course.Continue reading “Shaping Science”

Leading Verbs

The Seven Verbs of Teacher Leadership by Wendy Pillars article also focuses on teacher-leaders, but it does so using seven verbs that are more so a reflection of leadership characteristics. I would like to focus on the fact that these are all action verbs, each word represents something that we must do and possess that makeContinue reading “Leading Verbs”

My Cultural Memoir

A memoir is defined as a narrative composed from personal experience. These personal experiences can create, enhance, promote discovery, or destroy certain aspects of our lives. Often, we go through life allowing certain events, objects, circumstances, or even people to shape our perceptions of who we are and what we will become. We fail toContinue reading “My Cultural Memoir”

Shaping Scientific Inquiry and Learning

At the After-School Program that I serve, I had students to participate in the Ping-Pong Ball and Soda Bottle Activity as a Fun Friday Choice Activity. The students were excited to participate in a ‘special experiment’ with me. Originally, I wanted the activity to be done with our 4th-5th-grade students (ages 10-11), but the 1st andContinue reading “Shaping Scientific Inquiry and Learning”

“Are You a Teacher Leader?”

In the article Are You a Teacher Leader? written by Susan Lucille Davis, it asks several questions that are all thought-provoking, and each question is designed to help you determine if you are a teacher leader. These questions were: 1. do you feel a sense of purpose; 2. are you focused on what matters most-student learning;Continue reading ““Are You a Teacher Leader?””

Andrea’s Science Autobiography

  My first genuine experience with science began in my ninth-grade biology class where I met my former biology teacher, Ms. Taylor.  I do not know if it was biology that stood out to me or the fact that this teacher, who just so happen to teach science talked to me beyond the classroom; thisContinue reading “Andrea’s Science Autobiography”