Fostering Curiosity in STEM and Beyond
38 min

Heloise Stevance shares how to foster curiosity in STEM and (other disciplines) on episode 333 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.

Quotes from the episode

Some of the most fundamental questions you can ask are the hardest to answer and explain in a concise way.
-Héloïse Stevance

You captivate them with the things that are fun… because learning is fun.
-Héloïse Stevance

Good outreach doesn’t make you sound clever. It makes the audience feel smart.
-Héloïse Stevance

Failure is just part of the process. It is an ongoing part and never really goes away.
-Héloïse Stevance


Héloïse’s response to a young woman’s question about maths

5 Crazy Facts About Failed Stars (brown dwarfs)

Dr. Héloïse’s YouTube channel

Dr. Nova on TikTok

Kirsten Banks on TikTok

Science communication (#scicomm) on Wikipedia

Episode 215 with Bryan Dewsbury: Teaching as an Act of Social Justice and Equity

This I Believe from NPR

This I Believe Educator’s Guide


Nancy Kanwisher’s Neuroanatomy Lesson
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Deanna Mascle’s This I Believe Post
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Know the Symptoms of Hyperventilation Syndrome
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Teach Me, Teacher
Teach Me, Teacher
Teach Me, Teacher LLC
#184 Empowering Inclusion with Melinda Arnost
Hello everyone! If you have listened to the podcast for a significant amount of time, you have probably heard me talk about how my son is autistic. It has been a journey, for sure, but something that has been helpful along the way has been all of the great educators who have supported him and his needs. With that said, I couldn't be more excited to bring my talk with Melinda Arnost to you. She is the author of the upcoming book, Empowering Inclusion, and a passionate educator. Melinda is exactly the kind of educator we love to have on Teach Me, Teacher: passionate, innovative, and deeply in love with the work it takes to serve all students.     This episode is sponsored by Heinemann—the leading publisher of professional books and resources for educators—and their professional book, Risk. Fail. Rise. A Teacher’s Guide to Learning From Mistakes by Colleen Cruz. You’ve likely heard the adage, ‘Everyone makes mistakes.’ But knowing why we make mistakes can help us learn from them and improve situations once we’ve made them. In Risk. Fail. Rise. teachers will learn how to address their own teaching mistakes, model with their own mistake-making, and improve their responses to others’ mistakes. Colleen Cruz shares what research says on mistakes as part of learning and what that means for teaching. If we can create school cultures where we talk honestly about mistakes, then we can grow and create opportunities for children to grow in all the ways they deserve. And we deserve those opportunities too. Risk. Fail. Rise. is available as a book and ebook. Look for the audiobook in early 2021. To learn more visit
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Vicki Davis
How to Engage Students in Zoom and Teach Effectively at a Distance
Many of us are learning to traverse between online and in-person learning environments. Our guest Aaron Johnson, author of Online Teaching with Zoom, shares with us how to better engage students through Zoom, so we can all teach effectively at a distance. Sponsor: GoGuardian The State of Engagement Report 2020 has valuable classroom research and information on distance learning best practices. This must-read report is funded by GoGuardian and includes a meta-analysis of best practices in engaging distance learning. We can improve engagement with our students - no matter where they are learning. Thank you GoGuardian for sponsoring this podcast and the report. Download the State of Engagement Report 2020 now! Aaron Johnson - Bio as Submitted Aaron Johnson is Associate Dean of Educational Technology at Denver Seminary, a graduate school in Littleton, Colorado. As a veteran online educator, Mr. Johnson's goal is to support teachers transitioning to the online classroom and those who want to improve their teaching skills. His books have become go-to resources for colleges, universities, and K-12 school districts. Their to-the-point style and practical ideas make them easy to read and immediately applicable. Readers describe the series as "useful," "helpful," "applicable," "reassuring," and "accessible." His background includes work as a junior high and high school teacher, instructional designer, and faculty developer. During the initial days of COVID, Mr. Johnson was a sought-after aid to institutions that needed help transitioning their faculty to online delivery. Books: * Online Teaching with Zoom: A Guide for Teaching and Learning with Videoconference Platforms (Excellent Online Teching Book 2) * Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online Blog: Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." All opinions on this show are my own and those of my guests on the show and are not necessarily endorsed by the show's sponsor.
11 min
Google Teacher Podcast
Google Teacher Podcast
Matt Miller and Kasey Bell - Education Podcast Network
Google Arts and Culture - GTP124
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34 min
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Christopher J. Nesi - Education Podcast Network
Strategies for Engaging Students in Virtual Learning - HoET168
Feedback, Shoutouts, and Links * Dan Gallagher shared some of his experience with Digital Citizenship. Derek Larson talked about DigCit in episode 167. #EdTech Thought I participated in the November edition of #PassTheScopeEdu and this month's topic was #RestUpTeachUp. In this segment, I talk about the need for sleep and resting and recharging as an educator and how that can't be overlooked. #EdTech Recommendation is an awesome and free virtual, web-based whiteboard. I think it's better than Google Jamboard! * FREE to use * Connect up to 100 people per board * Export boards to PDF * Connect multiple people and devices to the same board * Easily observe and coach multiple people on individual boards Featured Content Earlier in November, I had the opportunity to provide some afterschool PD to teachers in my district and I created a session about strategies to engage students in virtual learning. Some of the strategies include: * Keep It Simple * Use Music and Sound * Ensure the Privacy of Your Students * Empower Your Students * Create Breakout Rooms Ahead of Time Resources Mentioned: * Using Yoga to provide breaks - Find short 2-5 minute Yoga videos. * FREE to use * Connect up to 100 people per board * Export boards to PDF * Connect multiple people and devices to the same board * Easily observe and coach multiple people on individual boards House of #EdTech VIP Liz Sheridan - Proud Rutgers graduate who initially hoped to get into publishing but then considered a career in education. She teaches English at my school and she's a phenomenal educator who is respected by her students and her colleagues. She loves literature and being around reading and she figured that teaching would be a way to help other people access that love, whether they already liked reading or not. Liz is a former teacher of the year and is regularly nominated in our building. Most recently, she received the 2020 Yale Educator Award along with 6 other teachers and 24 counselors who were recognized as outstanding educators from around the world who have supported and inspired their students to achieve at high levels. Connect with Liz Sheridan: * Twitter:
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