Archives for September 2011

Common Corporate Science Standards?

My choice of a title for this blog post is not a play on words, but describes the current effort to write the next generation of science standards.  The next generation of science standards is being developed by Achieve, Inc., a corporate and foundation support-type organization that was established in 1996 by governors and corporate […]

Achieving a New Generation of Science Standards Published!

The latest in a series of science teaching eBooks was published today and is available from The Art of Teaching Science blog. You can download a free copy of Achieving a New Generation of Science Standards here.

New eBook: Achieving a New Generation of Common Science Standards

This week, The Art of Teaching Science will publish its third eBook on science education topics based on blog posts at this site.  The new eBook is entitled Achieving a New Generation of Common Science Standards.  The eBook will be published tomorrow, and will be free to all who visit this blog. The following text […]

100 Best Education Blogs

Who are the top education bloggers?  I am not sure it that is the most important question being asked given the current state of education, but it has been asked, and the results are in. Based on the work of Will Roby, a compilation of his favorite blogs to read was recently posted on this […]

The Race To Write The Next Generation of Science Standards

There is another “race to the top” in education, but this time it’s the race to develop a new generation of science standards. Twenty states will collaborate with Achieve, a standards writing organization that uses donated funds from large corporations and foundations to carry out its tasks. There is a lot of excitement, especially for […]

The Race To Write The Next Generation of Science Standards

There is another “race to the top” in education, but this time it’s the race to develop a new generation of science standards. Twenty states will collaborate with Achieve, a standards writing organization that uses donated funds from large corporations and foundations to carry out its tasks. There is a lot of excitement, especially for […]

Misconceptions about International Math & Science Test Scores

Why is it that the perception of science education in the U.S. (and other countries as well) is driven by rankings of students on international test score comparisons?  The perception is that U.S. students are not competitive in the global market place because of their position in the rankings of the scores obtained on tests […]

Misconceptions about International Math & Science Test Scores

Why is it that the perception of science education in the U.S. (and other countries as well) is driven by rankings of students on international test score comparisons?  The perception is that U.S. students are not competitive in the global market place because of their position in the rankings of the scores obtained on tests […]

Extreme Earth: A new science teaching eBook

The second in a series of science teaching eBooks was published today on the Art of Teaching Science Website.  Entitled Extreme Earth, this eBook explores questions such as: Are the extremes of weather related phenomena such as flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought and fires, as well as major and great earthquakes in heavily populated areas the […]

Transform your Science Education Blog Posts into eBooks

A few weeks ago, I decided that I wanted to mine my weblog to identify topics and content that could be used to create science education eBooks.  I have nearly 600 posts written over the past seven years, but I didn’t have an easy way to do transform them into eBooks. I wondered whether there […]

First Art of Science Teaching eBook Published

The first in a series of science education eBooks was published today.  The title is Why Do We Teach Science?  You can access the eBook at the link on the top menu, or follow this link. Why do we teach science? is the first of a series of science education eBooks that will be published, and made available […]

Some Reasons why the national standards movement is not good for learning

For several years, I have written about the National Standards Movement, and in general, have been critical of the movement, and suggested that in a liberal democracy such as our, common standards seems to the antithesis of our beliefs in the education of citizens. Sometime ago, I wrote this about standards: Standards represent the dogmatism […]

Science Teaching eBooks from the Art of Teaching Science Are Coming Soon

Science Teaching eBooks, based on articles and posts in The Art of Teaching Science will be available soon on this blog. From “Is it Pedagogy or Petrology: How To Teach Science Real Good“, to “Why do we teach science, anyway?” these eBooks will explore topics that have rated high on the blog, and have shown reader […]

The 5 Essential Elements of Artistry in Science Teaching

As the title of this blog reminds us, teaching is an art, and in that respect, let take a look at the “art of teaching science.” Since many of us believe that teaching is an art, there is really no formula for effective teaching.  But there are some elements or as Mike Dias and I […]

The 5 Essential Elements of Artistry in Science Teaching

As the title of this blog reminds us, teaching is an art, and in that respect, let take a look at the “art of teaching science.” Since many of us believe that teaching is an art, there is really no formula for effective teaching.  But there are some elements or as Mike Dias and I […]