ERIC Number: ED463161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Teaching Teachers: Bringing First-Rate Science to the Elementary Classroom. An NSTA Press Journals Collection.
Smith, Betty, Ed.
This document presents a collection of papers published in the "Teaching Teachers" column in the elementary-level journal, "Science and Children." Contents include: (1) "Science is Part of the Big Picture: Teachers Become Science Learners" (Anita Greenwood); (2) "Reaching the Reluctant Science Teacher: Learning How To Teach Inquiry-Based Science" (Alan Colburn and Laura Henriques); (3) "Curriculum Integration: A Teacher Education Model" (Michael Kotar, Cris E. Guenter, Devon Metzger, and James L. Overholt); (4) "Steps into Learning: Prospective Elementary Teachers Explore the Use of Classroom Technologies in a University Setting" (Kathleen Sillman, Carla Zembal-Saul, and Thomas M. Dana); (5) "It's a Salmon's Life!: A Salmon's Journey Crosses Disciplines" (M. Jenice French and Laura Downey Skochdopole); (6) "Teaching Science When Your Principal Says 'Teach Language Arts: Interdisciplinary Teaching Can Help Teachers Meet Students' Needs and State and National Standards" (Valarie L. Akerson); (7) "Assessment for Preservice Teachers: Six Techniques Prospective Teachers Can Use in Their Classrooms, Too" (Jeffrey R. Lehman); (8) "Standards Direct Preservice Teacher Portfolios: Reflections in Portfolios Reinforce Knowledge of Standards" (Christine Moseley); (9) "Using Effective Demonstrations for Motivation: Simple Suggestions for Classroom Demonstrations" (Michael P. Freedman); (10) "Managing Hands on Inquiry: Teachers Become Guides as Students Take on Responsibility for Learning" (Alan D. Rossman); (11) "Science Discovery Centers: Preservice Teachers Design Hands on Activity Stations and Present Them for a Field Experience at a Local Elementary School" (Mark D. Guy and Jackie Wilcox); (12) "Talk Less, Say More: Silence Can Be a Powerful Tool for Student Understanding" (Mary Dickinson Bird); and (13) "Never Give 'Em a Straight Answer: From Kindergarten to College, Reawaken Students to Power of Inquiry" (Charlotte Ward). (YDS)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Motivation, Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.