The experience and science expertise of these award-winning authors makes this easy-to-use guide a teacher’s treasure trove. Included are seventy-five research-based strategies, each with a concise description of the supporting research, classroom applications, pitfalls to avoid, and references for additional learning. Teachers of students in grades K12 will find novel ways to engage children’s natural curiosity, concern, and creativity. Highlights include how to promote collaborative learning, differentiate instruction with culturally responsive practices, build students’ scientific literacy and reasoning skills, and involve parents in their children’s science learning.Highlights include how to:
Promote collaborative learning Use formative assessment to engage students in content and instruction Develop culturally responsive practices that invite contributions from diverse students Build students' scientific literacy and reasoning skills Incorporate students' Internet skills into their studies
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Michele C. Cheyne is a clinical faculty member in science education at the University of Pittsburgh where she teaches a variety of courses in the secondary science teacher preparation program. Cheyne has also worked with the Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium in Washington, DC, as a member of the committee that wrote Model Standards for Licensing General and Special Education Teachers of Students with Disabilities. A former high school biology and chemistry teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools, she also served as a department chair and taught science methods courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.