Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education.
Jokes You Can Use:
Twitter: William Gould, Val Jones, Mark Maudlin, Jessica Herring, Bren Martin
THE SKEPTICAL STUDIES CURRICULUM RESOURCE CENTER is a comprehensive, free repository of resources for teaching students how to think skeptically. This Center contains an ever-growing selection of books, reading lists, course syllabi, in-class exercises, PowerPoint presentations, student projects, papers, and videos that you may download and use in your own classes. Lessons in these resources include:
what science is, how it differs from pseudoscience, and why it matters
the scientific method and how to use it to investigate and conduct skeptical analyses of extraordinary claims
how to construct effective arguments and rhetorical strategies
how to effectively use presentations and papers to present an argument
reason, logic, and skeptical analysis
the psychology of belief
how ideas are presented within academia
how peer review works
and much more…
Middle School Science Minute
by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or firstname.lastname@example.org)
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MINUTE-THE LEONARDO STRATEGY
I was recently reading the January, 2014 issue of Science Scope, a magazine written for Middle School Science Teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. In this issue, I was reading the article, "The Leonardo Strategy" written by Renee Clary and James Wandersee.
In this article, they look at scientific discourse and argumentation in an online environment.
From the Twitterverse:
#mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!”
Be glad this isn’t you.
Cultivate a Learning Mindset: Passion
What can be seen in an organization with a learning mindset characterized by passion?
Characteristics of Good Leadership
Create comics online.
25 Literary Opening Lines Diagrammed on One Giant Poster
25 maps and charts that explain America today
Real Discipline in School
Nine-hour school day is the norm – and a national model – at Oakland middle school
Random Thoughts . . .
Blended Learning. Class I’m taking as a student.
Special shout out to Ron King for his contributions.