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/2006-06/member_high.htm).
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/2006-04/member_high.htm).
The May issue Technology and Teaching brings you up to date on the
latest tools for your classroom (http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2006-05/member_high.htm).
Enjoy your summer and your planning!
on the Web
In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher,
NSTA members can read "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer
Reading." The link to that article is
the complete The Science Teacher Summer 2006 Table of Contents,
SciLinks® is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online
content chosen to augment printed articles and books. It does so
through keywords; the keyword for this issue is
Teaching Strategies: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=6320459910331055
Journal Articles on Summer Reading
Read how other science teachers renew their interest in teaching
with the strategies presented at this link
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To receive the latest NSTA catalog for your specific grade level,
Diverse Panel of K-12 Leaders
Backs Weighted-Student Method of Funding
"A diverse group of leaders in K–12 education
policy are advocating a dramatic change in the way schools are
financed, saying they should receive money based on the number
and types of students they serve and that principals should determine
teacher pay, professional development, and many other matters
currently set by districts." (Education Week) To read more,
According to BBC News, "the world's
top scientists have joined forces to call for 'evidence-based'
teaching of evolution in schools."
Click here to read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/5098608.stm.
Science Teacher is
looking for Good Questions!
The Science Teacher, NSTA's journal for secondary
science teachers, invites teachers to submit questions for the
journal’s “Ask the Experts” department. Previous questions include,
“Why does the Moon appear larger in winter?” or “Why doesn’t glue
stick to the inside of its container?” Questions can come from
teachers or students. In addition, the journal is always looking
for experts from industry, research, and government, to volunteer
their time to answer questions. To submit questions or to volunteer
as an expert, e-mail department editor Marc Rosner at MARosner@aol.com.
Visit the NSTA SciGuides site at http://sciguides.nsta.org/internet/default.aspx
for some concise advice on "How Can I Use the Internet in
My Classroom?" Check out the valuable resources, grant information,
and research on technology in the classroom.
NSTA SciGuides provide a multimedia demonstration
that shows you how these grade-appropriate, Standards-aligned
websites can help you bring effective internet resources into
your classroom. To access the demonstration, visit http://sciguides.nsta.org/demo/index.html.
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