Teaching middle school science is one of the most exciting career choices I could have made. I teach 185 7th and 8th graders in Philadelphia. They are some of the most curious, hard working students I have had the privilege of teaching.
Our daily classes are student-centered, project-based learning, where students actively participate in the scientific method, using the principles of inquiry, investigation, collaboration, and reflection.
My students thrive on hands-on learning and working with their peers to design solutions to real life problems.
Collaboration is key in a science classroom!
As scientists, students will work together to design experiments, engineer projects, and analyze data.
Working in small, collaborative groups, students will be able to write inquiry questions and make predictions. They will also be able to design their projects with ease, all the while promoting a clean, paperless classroom. Using these tools, students can easily share ideas with classmates, make revisions and re-designs, and also departmentalize their projects, so students can work individually on their specifics or with their peers.
These tools will help inquiring students work together to develop STEM skills that will be useful in their future academic careers.
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