About the blog:
The Scientific Teacher is a blog dedicated to thinking about teaching and learning from a scientific perspective. I firmly believe that all teachers can benefit from this approach of questioning, researching, investigating, analyzing, and debating different methods of teaching in an effort to improve learning for their students. As a science teacher myself, most of the content on this blog will concern science teaching, but the kind of reflective teaching this blog promotes should be useful for teachers of any subject. My goal in writing this blog is to connect with like-minded teachers and build a community that collaborates to improve teaching and learning.
My name is Nick Mitchell. I came to teaching from an engineering background when I realized my passion was not in the lab, but in the classroom. I’ve been learning ever since! I started teaching upper elementary science at St. Stephen’s St. Agnes School outside Washington DC, got my Master’s in science education at the University of Maryland, and I’m currently working as the elementary school science coordinator at the American School of Doha in Qatar. Besides teaching, I also enjoy baseball, anything involving a racquet, poker, reading non-fiction, beating my wife at board games, and watching our son Graham grow up.
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