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The Translator Between Two Extremes, Shaun Davis Feb 2007

The Translator Between Two Extremes, Shaun Davis

Eukaryon

While teaching at Lake Forest College for 14 years, Professor Ann Maine has certainly made a name for herself. Offering courses for both science intensive and non-science students, she has taken the position of an intermediary, teaching the two extremes of an audience. Being able to feel the passion she has for teaching makes any biology course interesting. Her expertise in a constantly changing environment allows her the freedom to teach what she loves.


Studying Biology At A Liberal Arts Institution: Dr. Lynn Westley's Approach To Undergraduate Science At Lake Forest College, Elizabeth Dean Feb 2007

Studying Biology At A Liberal Arts Institution: Dr. Lynn Westley's Approach To Undergraduate Science At Lake Forest College, Elizabeth Dean

Eukaryon

Dr. Westley’s focus lies mainly in the physiological ecology of plants. Of course, her favorite class to teach is Plant Biology, but she also enjoys teaching Ecology and Evolution "because sophomores are exciting—they’re making important decisions and are at the point at which they’re really learning how to be biologists."


Dr. Pliny Smith: New Kid On The Block, Lisa Jeziorny Feb 2007

Dr. Pliny Smith: New Kid On The Block, Lisa Jeziorny

Eukaryon

Dr. Smith, in addition to teaching Organismal and Developmental Biology,...in spring 2007 he is teaching a core seminar entitled The Biology of Aging.


Contents Jan 2007

Contents

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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Title Page Jan 2007

Title Page

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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Breaking The Cycle: Integrating The Mathematics Specialist, T. Hulen Jan 2007

Breaking The Cycle: Integrating The Mathematics Specialist, T. Hulen

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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Pre-Matrix Balancing Of Challenging Chemical Equations With A Simple Formula Register And Middle School Arithmetic, L. Hutchings, L. Peterson, A. Almasude Jan 2007

Pre-Matrix Balancing Of Challenging Chemical Equations With A Simple Formula Register And Middle School Arithmetic, L. Hutchings, L. Peterson, A. Almasude

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

This paper describes a procedure employing basic relational concepts (analogous to certain matrix algebra concepts), but structured by a simple formula register and using only middle school arithmetic to balance chemical equations ranging from easy to moderate to difficult redox reactions. This procedure allows average students and below average students to experience ready success in balancing, thus avoiding a traditional source of frustration and failure which might contribute to their losing interest in chemistry. One interesting serendipity of this procedure is how quickly it turns able pre-matrix students into extremely fast and accurate balaneers.


Journal Of Mathematics And Science: Collaborative Explorations Jan 2007

Journal Of Mathematics And Science: Collaborative Explorations

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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Elementary Mathematics Specialists – We Need Them Now! Follow Virginia's Lead!, F. Fennell Jan 2007

Elementary Mathematics Specialists – We Need Them Now! Follow Virginia's Lead!, F. Fennell

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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On Becoming A Mathematics Specialist – From Unlikely Beginnings, C. Abdeljawad Jan 2007

On Becoming A Mathematics Specialist – From Unlikely Beginnings, C. Abdeljawad

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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Trickle-Down Inspiration: From Mathematics Specialist To Teachers To Students, M. Paruszkiewicz Jan 2007

Trickle-Down Inspiration: From Mathematics Specialist To Teachers To Students, M. Paruszkiewicz

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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What Does It Mean To Be An Elementary School Mathematics Specialist?, D. Gates Jan 2007

What Does It Mean To Be An Elementary School Mathematics Specialist?, D. Gates

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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Beyond The Textbook: Lessons Learned From Two Years As A Mathematics Specialist, K. Race Jan 2007

Beyond The Textbook: Lessons Learned From Two Years As A Mathematics Specialist, K. Race

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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The Role Of The Mathematics Specialist In Albemarle County Public Schools, Virginia, A. Larue-Davis Jan 2007

The Role Of The Mathematics Specialist In Albemarle County Public Schools, Virginia, A. Larue-Davis

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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The Characteristics Necessary For A Mathematics Specialist, D. Southwell Jan 2007

The Characteristics Necessary For A Mathematics Specialist, D. Southwell

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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The Mathematics Specialist As Visionary Strategist, K. Anderson Jan 2007

The Mathematics Specialist As Visionary Strategist, K. Anderson

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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The Mathematics Specialist From A Dual Language Immersion Perspective, M. Aguilar Jan 2007

The Mathematics Specialist From A Dual Language Immersion Perspective, M. Aguilar

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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A Day In The Life Of Two Mathematics Specialists: Bringing Math To The Forefront In Elementary Schools, B. Rodriguez, S. Garthwaite Jan 2007

A Day In The Life Of Two Mathematics Specialists: Bringing Math To The Forefront In Elementary Schools, B. Rodriguez, S. Garthwaite

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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Approaching Mathematics Utopia?, F. Morton Jan 2007

Approaching Mathematics Utopia?, F. Morton

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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The Mathematics Specialist: A Personal View, E. Sinclair Jan 2007

The Mathematics Specialist: A Personal View, E. Sinclair

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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The Role And Impact Of The Mathematics Specialist From The Principals' Perspectives, D. Blount, J. Singleton Jan 2007

The Role And Impact Of The Mathematics Specialist From The Principals' Perspectives, D. Blount, J. Singleton

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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What Beliefs And Intended Actions Do Reform-Prepared Mathematics And Science Teachers Convey To The Workplace?, J. R. Mcginnis, G. Marbach-Ad Jan 2007

What Beliefs And Intended Actions Do Reform-Prepared Mathematics And Science Teachers Convey To The Workplace?, J. R. Mcginnis, G. Marbach-Ad

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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Into The Fray: Novice Teachers Tackle Standards-Based Mathematics, B. Schroder, S. Gningue Jan 2007

Into The Fray: Novice Teachers Tackle Standards-Based Mathematics, B. Schroder, S. Gningue

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

This article tracks twenty-one graduates of a refom-based mathematics teacher education program for two years as they begin teaching mathematics in public elementary schools in New York City. Using surveys, classroom observations, and interviews, it examines the extent to which these beginning teachers were able to implement standards-based mathematics instruction in their classes. Results of the study were mixed. The novice teachers generally demonstrated an adequate understanding of the underlying mathematics principles and strong intentions of teaching mathematics for understanding.They were generally able to engage children in learning, and most performed at the “beginning stages of effective instruction” in ...


Aims & Scope Jan 2007

Aims & Scope

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

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Title Page - Table Of Contents Jan 2007

Title Page - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

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Synergistic Relationships: Why Effective Teaching Is Complex, Michael P. Clough Jan 2007

Synergistic Relationships: Why Effective Teaching Is Complex, Michael P. Clough

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The crucial role of teachers in creating powerful learning environments has been a consistent feature of editorials and articles appearing in ISTJ under my editorship. Research makes clear that what teachers do significantly impacts their students' achievement, interest in a field of study, and attitude toward schooling in general. The cognitive and affective climate of classrooms is influenced by the learning and behavioral expectations set by teachers, the activities and instructional strategies they choose, the behaviors they exhibit when interacting with students, and many other important teacher decisions.


Rock On!: Providing Concrete Experiences Prior To Introducing Formal Geology Definitions, Rachel Banasiak, Jody Beimer Jan 2007

Rock On!: Providing Concrete Experiences Prior To Introducing Formal Geology Definitions, Rachel Banasiak, Jody Beimer

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

How can teachers mentally engage students in order to promote a deeper understanding of rock classification systems? Hands-on activities, while essential, are not enough. Students must have “minds-on” experiences as well (NRC, 1996). Inquiry lessons that encourage investigating, questioning, discovering, negotiating, making claims based on evidence and applying information to new situations encourage the mental engagement required for learning. The activity presented here has students meaningfully investigate and come to understand similarities and differences between metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks before being introduced to those terms. In doing so, it focuses students' attention on understanding rather than memorization. This article ...


Beyond Bone Dry Memorization: Using Comparative Anatomy To Better Understand How The Human Body Works, Ben Overman, Katherine Larson Jan 2007

Beyond Bone Dry Memorization: Using Comparative Anatomy To Better Understand How The Human Body Works, Ben Overman, Katherine Larson

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Oftentimes students learn about the skeletal system by simply viewing pictures of bones or, if they are fortunate, by observing real bones, but then going no further than being told the names of the bones. While this approach may result in students recalling names and locations of particular bones, it does not promote an understanding of these individual structures' function and importance. Here we present an inquiry approach to teaching human anatomy that has students observe body movements, comparing these observations to other species, and then returning to look more deeply into the role of bones. This inquiry approach to ...


On Cloud 9: Helping Students Relate The Concept Of Differential Heating To Changes In Weather, Elizabeth White, Morgan Pett Jan 2007

On Cloud 9: Helping Students Relate The Concept Of Differential Heating To Changes In Weather, Elizabeth White, Morgan Pett

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Understanding the basic features that drive the weather is important for understanding weather forecasting. In this activity students investigate differential heating and then connect that understanding to weather. Students are required to design a procedure, collect data, and make sense of that data. These investigative skills require students to be mentally engaged, and better model what scientists do while highlighting the inquisitive nature of science. This activity promotes National Science Education Standards A, B, D, and G and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, and 6.


How Are We Stacking Up?: Current Reforms In Science Education Twelve Years After Publication Of The National Science Education Standards, Robert E. Yager Jan 2007

How Are We Stacking Up?: Current Reforms In Science Education Twelve Years After Publication Of The National Science Education Standards, Robert E. Yager

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In education Science-Technology-Society (STS) is commonly viewed as another add-on to a course or the curriculum. This view portrays STS as being plagued with the same problems as traditional teaching of science and technology; information is transmitted to students by lecture, verification laboratories, or textbooks and other written materials. This article presents the case that STS instruction, when effectively implemented, captures more broadly key aspects of both science and technology, and does not succumb to the common problems of traditional instruction. Essential characteristics of effective science teaching are presented.