Category Archive: NGSS

May 19

Father’s Day Design Challenge 2016

Mistakes… I spend a great deal of time helping my students embrace them. At home, I have sat with a teary eyed child on my lap a countless number of times reminding that mistakes are a good thing.  They are opportunities to learn, to grow, to become stronger. Besides that, they are an inevitable part …

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Nov 09

Scared of the NGSS? Build Your Students’ Schema Before You Jump In

It is time for a moment of honesty.  The Next Generation Science Standards scare me!  That is not to say that I don’t think the standards are innovative and very necessary.  They are.  Brett Moulding, NGSS Writing Team Leader, states that “The NGSS shift expectations of students from memorization to understanding, and from recitation to …

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