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What Successful Science Teachers Do 75 Research-Based Strategies by Neal A. Glasgow, Michele C. Cheyne, Randy K. Yerrick
  

What Successful Science Teachers Do 75 Research-Based Strategies

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What Successful Science Teachers Do 75 Research-Based Strategies by Neal A. Glasgow, Michele C. Cheyne, Randy K. Yerrick

Using the very successful format of the What Successful Teachers Do series, Neal Glasgow, Michele Cheyne, and Randy Yerrick present 75 research-based strategies for effective science instruction. Each strategy includes a brief description of the research, the classroom applications, possible pitfalls during implementation, and the source citations for those who want to learn more. These strategies allow secondary science teachers to differentiate instruction within an inquiry approach. Readers will learn how to: - Engage students in inquiry-based science - Promote collaborative learning - Incorporate technology into activities and assignments - Use formative assessment to engage students in content and instruction - Develop culturally responsive practices that invite contributions from diverse students - Build students' scientific literacy and reasoning skills - Involve parents in their children's science learning.

Reviews

Concise and well-defined strategies can be readily adapted to various learning styles and are designed to enhance critical and higher level thinking skills and help facilitators move from traditional to inquiry-based teaching methods. This is a valuable resource for in-service training on all levels. -- Jean Worsley, Retired Teacher As the author of Corwin's bestselling book, Science Formative Assessment?75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning (P. Keeley, 2005), I am often asked to write a similar book that focuses on instructional strategies. The simple answer is there is no need for me to do so. This book serves that very purpose and is a wonderful companion to Science Formative Assessment. After all, instruction and assessment are two sides of the same coin?you can't have one without the other?they are inextricably linked and complement each other. -- Page Keeley, Author I found several strategies mentioned to be helpful to my own practice and tried them right away with immediate success. For example, in addition to including the unit objectives in an email to parents concerning an upcoming test, I will include suggestions on ways parents can help their children prepare. -- Deanna Brunlinger, National Board Certified Science Teacher Bridging the gap in science education between research and practice just got easier, due to this organized guide to research-based science teaching strategies. -- CHOICE, May 2011 The research is strong and well presented. The book addresses all aspects of science education and focuses on developing scientific thinkers. -- Loukea Kovanis-Wilson, Chemistry Instructor This book encompasses an extensive collection of strategies supported by research and enhanced with practical classroom applications. I recommend it a must-have for novice teachers, mentoring struggling teachers, and refreshing, enhancing experienced teachers in their practice of the art and craft of teaching today's and tomorrow's learners. -- J-Petrina Puhl, Secondary Science Teacher


About the Author

Neal A. Glasgow's experience includes serving as a secondary school science and art teacher both in California and New York, as a university biotechnology teaching laboratory director and laboratory technician, and as an educational consultant and frequent speaker on many educational topics. He is the author or coauthor of ten books on educational topics: What Successful Schools Do to Involve Families: Fifty Research-Based Strategies for Teachers and Administrators (2008), What Successful Literacy Teachers Do: 70 Research-Based Strategies for Teachers, Reading Coaches, and Instructional Planners (2007), What Successful Teachers Do in Diverse Classrooms: 71 Research-Based Strategies for New and Veteran Teachers (2006); What Successful Teachers Do in Inclusive Classrooms: 60 Research-Based Strategies That Help Special Learners (2005); What Successful Mentors Do: 81 Researched-Based Strategies for New Teacher Induction, Training, and Support (2004); What Successful Teachers Do: 91 Research-Based Strategies for New and Veteran Teachers (2003); Tips for Science Teachers: Research-Based Strategies to Help Students Learn (2001); New Curriculum for New Times: A Guide to Student-Centered, Problem-Based Learning (1997); Doing Science: Innovative Curriculum Beyond the Textbook for the Life Sciences (1997); and Taking the Classroom to the Community: A Guidebook (1996). Michele C. Cheyne is a clinical faculty member in science education at the University of Pittsburgh where she teaches a variety of courses in the secondary science teacher preparation program. She also supervises pre-service teachers during their clinical experiences. Cheyne has worked with Pittsburgh Public Schools on several projects and provides professional development for professional laboratory training programs. She has also worked with the Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium in Washington, DC as a member of the committee that wrote the 2001 document Model Standards for Licensing General and Special Education Teachers of Students With Disabilities: A Resource for State Dialogue. A former high school biology and chemistry teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools, she also served as a department chair and taught science methods courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Randy K. Yerrick is professor of science education and associate dean of educational technology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He began his career as a chemistry, physics, and math teacher in Michigan schools before becoming a full-time researcher in science education. Yerrick's research focuses on implementing contemporary visions of science inquiry in lower track classrooms where students share a strong history of failure and antisocial school behaviors. He has conducted ethnographies and critical autoethnographies in a variety of diverse teaching contexts as he continues to examine unresolved school issues of equity and diversity promoted by the continuous practice of tracking in science. He has also received recognition as an Apple Distinguished Educator. Examples of his work can be found at http://edcommunity.apple.com/.

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Publication date

20th September 2010

Author

Neal A. Glasgow, Michele C. Cheyne, Randy K. Yerrick

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Teaching of a specific subject
Educational: Sciences, general science

ISBN

9781412972345

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