The Artistry of Teaching

The artistry of teaching is a commitment to the idea that there is more to teaching than the application of principles of teaching that have emerged out of research and practice.

Eliot Eisner remarked that the artistry of teaching occurs in the interstices (space, opening, interface) between frameworks and actions (theory and practice).

The artistry of teaching is personal and specific to situations and classrooms, and is not necessarily the result of the application of theories.… Read more

2nd Edition of The Art of Teaching Science Published

Today, I received a copy of the 2nd Edition of The Art of Teaching Science.  Mike Dias and I worked for the last year and a half on the revision, and we were very happy to receive a copy of the book.  


The 2nd Edition of The Art of Teaching Science was organized into four parts.  We geared the revision and organization of the text to align with science education programs situated in classrooms, rather than as isolated courses of study at the university.  … Read more

2nd Edition Art of Teaching Science to be Published in July 2008

Mike Dias and I have completed the revision of The Art of Teaching Science, 2nd Edition. We completed the manuscript, tables, figures and companion web material in early February, and the plan is for the book (see an image of the 2nd edition below) to be published in July, 2008 by Routledge Publishers.

One of the interesting aspects of the revision was there was no paper trail. All text, tables and figures were submitted online to our editors, and they returned revised documents online for our review.… Read more

Revision of Art of Teaching Science

Sorry for the lapse in time since the last post. I’ve begun the process of revising the Art of Teaching Science. The second edition of the book will be published by Routledge Publishing of the Taylor & Francis Group. The book will not only be updated from the 2005 edition, but will have a new face as I’ve asked Dr. Michael Dias, Professor of Science Education at Kennesaw State University (Georgia) to be co-author with me on this revision.… Read more