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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 Synopsis

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.

What Successful Science Teachers Do 75 Research-Based Strategies Press 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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412972345
Publication date: 11th November 2010
Author: Neal A. Glasgow, Michele C. Cheyne, Randy K. Yerrick
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Teaching of a specific subject, Educational: Sciences, general science,

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

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 ...

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