About the show

This is a conversation about how science teaching can move between and connect different worlds - home and school, virtual and face-to-face, science and the classroom.

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Episodes

  • Episode 90: How & Why and Sometimes What

    May 25th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 40 secs
  • Episode 89: You Can't Open the Box

    May 18th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  46 mins 19 secs

    In this episode, we discuss uncertainty in science and ways we can teach it in the science classroom.

  • Episode 88: Untitled Episode

    May 12th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 42 secs
  • Episode 87: What We Do as Academics

    May 6th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 55 secs

    In this episode, we discuss the differences between explanation and argumentation as practices in science classes.

  • Episode 86: The Illusion of Control

    April 27th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 1 min

    This week we talk about how to use a combination of small groups and large group discussion to build classroom community and norms.

  • Episode 85: Don't Call it a Comeback

    April 20th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  51 mins 54 secs

    In this episode, we return after an unexpected hiatus to discuss a recent episode of the Against the Rules podcast and how it relates to our work as teachers.

  • Episode 84: Exacerbated Exasperation

    April 6th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 31 secs

    This week we talk about the science teacher shortage, why we think it is happening and if we can do anything about it.

  • Episode 83: An Evergreen Effort?

    March 30th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  46 mins 13 secs

    In this episode, we conclude our series on the NRC Framework by digging into equity in science education.

  • Episode 82: Almost Professional (Disciplinary Core) Ideas

    March 23rd, 2022  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 18 secs

    This week we talk about Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) in the NRC's Framework for K-12 Science Education.

  • Episode 81: Frosted Tips Are Not a CCC

    March 16th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  50 mins 19 secs

    This week is all about the Cross Cutting Concepts from the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education

  • Episode 80: Dropping Names

    March 9th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  46 mins 17 secs

    In this episode, we discuss Science & Engineering Practices as they're framed in the Next Generation Science Standards.

  • Episode 79: Framing the Framework

    March 2nd, 2022  |  Season 2  |  43 mins 51 secs

    In this episode, we discuss the big ideas and shifts in the NRC's A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012).

  • Episode 78: Talkin' About Practice!

    February 23rd, 2022  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 55 secs

    That is what we talk about this week - practice - specifically the science and engineering practices in the NRC's Framework for K-12 Science Education.

  • Episode 77: A Shared Dislike

    February 16th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 16 secs

    In this episode, we discuss classroom management and offers ways to reframe the concept in more student-centered and relational ways.

  • Episode 76: Not a Numbered List Show

    February 9th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 17 secs

    This week we pick our favorite science books (including books that influenced our thinking about science and fictional science books).

  • Episode 75: Monkey Business in the Metaverse

    February 2nd, 2022  |  Season 2  |  45 mins 55 secs

    In this episode, we discuss learning progressions for science teachers.