It’s the day after Halloween, so it’s pretty fitting that today I’m coming back from the dead and finally blogging again! The past few weeks have been crazy for me, as I attended not one but two international science ed conferences which had me jet-setting around to Athens and Barcelona (don’t you feel sorry for us international educators??).
My travels (and subsequent opportunities to do some reading) has left my mind buzzing with new ideas- I’ve probably got enough material to post for the rest of the year. So here’s a little teaser of some things to come:
- Nuggets of wisdom from Dr. Fran Prolman’s outstanding teacher leadership institute including strategies for building effective teacher teams and how to deal with “difficult conversations” with parents or other teacher
- Thoughts on how to reinvigorate the tired elementary science fair, including a new online student manual that I’m creating for the NESA Virtual Science Fair which my school is involved with
- Reflections on progressive education and radical school reform after reading Alfie Kohn’s The Schools Our Children Deserve
- Forecasting the future of textbooks after being inspired by Al Gore’s iPad app e-book thingamajiggy Our Choice
- And finally wrapping up the discussion of pre and post assessments, with some statistics for dummies