This issue of the high school edition of Science Class
features the theme Summer:
A Time for Reflection and Renewal. Please
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SUMMER: A TIME FOR REFLECTION
Summer break provides the perfect time for you to reflect on your
past practices and plan for the year ahead. If you are catching
up on your reading, take the time to visit some Science Class
issues from the past few months that can help you plan for the new
school year. The June Free for All issue is full of free resources
and links (http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-06/member_high.htm).
The May Science Teaching Today issue looks at the challenges that
today's teachers are facing in the classroom and in their communities
The April Successful Community Collaborations issue provides many
examples of how teachers are working with those around them to provide
their students with new opportunities to learn science (http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-04/member_high.htm).
Enjoy your summer and your planning!
and Renewal in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (visit
for national news for science educators).
Read how professional development programs enable science educators
to expand their knowledge and discover new classroom activities.
to read more.
on the Net
In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher,
NSTA members can read "Reading Refreshment." The link
to that article is
Journal Articles on Reflection
Read how other science teachers renew their interest in teaching
with the strategies presented at this link:
NSTA Press books offer the latest information for science educators.
Selections for this issue are the newest titles from NSTA Press
and are grade-appropriate choices to help you with this month's
theme: Reflection and Renewal. Click here for this issue's recommended
To receive the latest NSTA catalog for your specific grade level,
In his article, "Promoting Positivity, Choice,
and Reflection," Marvin Marshall defines three practices
that he thinks can make school a place where teachers and students
want to be. To read what the developer of the Raise Responsibility
System has to say about practicing positive self-talk and sharing
the technique with staff and students, visit http://www.marvinmarshall.com/promoting_positivity.htm.
In the May 26 issue of Education Week, Karen
Diegmueller writes that "education journalists from some
40 countries gathered…in the suburbs of Paris…to share
information and insights about the education systems in one another’s
countries." Read more at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2005/05/26/39fiep_web.h24.html
Call for Papers
The Science Teacher (grades 912)
has issued a Call for Papers on specific topics. Click here
to find out more:
and Children and NSTA have established a blog devoted to
early childhood science (see http://science.nsta.org/earlyyearsblog).
Here you’ll find teaching advice, management tips, favorite
resources, and activity ideas specifically for teachers of grades
preK–2. The blog accompanies Science and Children’s
column The Early Years, which will debut in the magazine in September
2005. Highlights from the online conversations will appear in
the print column. Teachers who post a comment that gets chosen
for publication in S&C will receive one free
book from a select group of NSTA Press publications.
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