For this episode of It’s Time For Science, we’re talking about going back to school (yes, already!).
Host Tom Racine talks with education leader Rosanna Ayers and also facilitates a round table discussion with instructional coach Lauren Brown and curriculum developer Brian Campbell.
Rosanna Ayers is the former director of youth education at the Biomimicry Institute and has been a county office science coordinator with 20+ years of classroom experience.
Ms. Ayers has written an article about getting started with science on day 1: Getting Ready for a New School Year with Science: Tips for Teachers. She shares some tips to easily get started with highly engaging science activities and discusses why starting with science is a great and effective way to start the year.
Lauren Brown is an instructional coach with Oakland Unified School District with 11 years of experience in education, including 8 years as a science teacher, winning the 2018 Grand Prize NSTA Shell Science Lab Challenge. Brian Campbell has been a curriculum developer with FOSS for the past 18 years, was a classroom teacher for 7+ years, and is the co-author of Science Notebooks: Writing About Inquiry.
Tom talks with Ms. Brown and Mr. Campbell about also starting the year with science, establishing a safe classroom culture, some specific activities they recommend for starting with, and how to keep your science instruction going effectively throughout the year.
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