Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Teaching Evolution Follow-Up (NSTA Detroit)

Thanks to all of you who attended my session on teaching evolution to fundamentalists students. I was deeply impressed by the tone with which you approached the discussion. I'm always afraid that the discussion will become a fight, and to me, that's a total lost. I appreciated your questions and comments, and I look forward to hearing more.

I'll be happy to field here any questions that you have. Please simply post a comment and check back later for my response. Also, feel free to share any resources that you think others might find useful in their teaching. This is a tough topic, but I'm becoming more and more hopeful that it's something that we can do and do well.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Inquiry: What & Why Follow-Up (NSTA Detroit & Denver)

Thanks to all of you who joined me for the sessions on the What and Why of Inquiry. I hope the connection between the changes in today's workforce helped you see better the rationale for adopting inquiry so that your students are ready for life in work in a global economy. Also, I hope the 5 Essential Features of inquiry helped you better understand what inquiry is and how to begin adopting it in your classroom. (If you'll clink the link embedded in the title of this post, it will take you directly to the chapter that describes the 5 Essential Features. Hope that helps.)

Please let me know any questions or comments you have about the presentation. I look forward to hearing from you and providing any additional resources that I can.

Monday, October 22, 2007

NSTA folllow-up soon

Thanks to all of you who attended my presentations at NSTA. Like you probably, I'm trying to get back in the swing of things at work after being away. I hope to have those follow-up posts I promised up by Wednesday.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Detroit Bound!

Please let me know if you'll be at the NSTA Regional Convention in Detroit. I'll be there Thursday-Saturday, and I'd enjoy catching up with you. On Friday, I present "Talking About Evolution So Fundamentalist Students Will Listen" at 9:30 a.m. in Cobo Center W2-61. On Saturday at 8:00 a.m., I present "Inquiry: What & Why" in Cobo Center W2-66. Please let me know if you have questions on those sessions or if you're presenting. I'm looking for good sessions to attend.