What Can I Still Learn About My Students?

by | 11.23.19

I was working with a Spanish-speaking student, and I thought I was saying his name correctly. But a quick look he gave me during an activity made me pause and think, ‘Is he reacting to how I’m pronouncing his name?’

My Goal This School Year Is to Get Students More Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

by | 10.2.19

I start off the school year by going over the scientific method with my students. I ask if they know what a hypothesis is, and they say, “A hypothesis is an educated guess, and then you collect data, and you prove it right or wrong.” And I say, “Well, it’s a little bit more than that. I’m going to tell you a fact: There has never been a hypothesis proven correct. That’s not what science is.”

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