Episode 117: That's So Extra
November 30th, 2022 | Season 3 | 44 mins 33 secs
In this episode, we discuss the benefits, opportunities, and potential downsides of extracurricular STEM activities.
Episode 116: Scott McDonald Bingo
November 23rd, 2022 | Season 3 | 53 mins 49 secs
This week we talk about the dimensions of contrast between Ambitious Science Teaching and more traditional status quo teaching.
Episode 115: There's Something in the Punchbowl
November 16th, 2022 | Season 3 | 51 mins 47 secs
In this episode, we talk about talk. Specifically, we talk about classroom discourse in science class.
Episode 114: Insert Your Title Here
November 9th, 2022 | Season 3 | 41 mins 30 secs
This week we the 5 why method to answer why we teach science and why students should learn it.
Episode 113: Avoiding the Land Mines
November 2nd, 2022 | Season 3 | 42 mins 37 secs
In this episode, we discuss how science teachers navigate the teaching of controversial topics.
Episode 112: Community of Scientist in Schools and Beyond
October 26th, 2022 | Season 3 | 52 mins 27 secs
This week we do another "magic wand" experiment and transform science education (preK to undergrad, but mostly K-12).
Episode 111: Magic Wands and Teacher Education
October 19th, 2022 | Season 3 | 45 mins 9 secs
In this episode, we wave a magic wand and change teacher education in America.
Episode 110: Department of Educational Hygiene
October 12th, 2022 | Season 3 | 51 mins 47 secs
This week we talk about research in education and the ethics and complications of doing that work.
Episode 109: Kidnapped to Paragraph Island
October 5th, 2022 | Season 3 | 42 mins 21 secs
In this episode, we discuss the importance of curricular planning and discuss how big ideas, anchoring events, and storylines can inform the process.
Episode 108: Semi-Colon Closure Community
September 28th, 2022 | Season 3 | 40 mins 56 secs
This week we talk about closure at the end of lessons and what might be an alternative to closing things down.
Episode 107: Scientific Literacy and Assorted Stuff
September 21st, 2022 | Season 3 | 47 mins 57 secs
In this episode, we discuss the evolution of the concept of "scientific literacy" over time.
Episode 106: Prolly an Experiment
September 14th, 2022 | Season 3 | 44 mins 32 secs
This week we talk about how teaching (science) teachers can be like teaching science and how it is different.
Episode 105: Observing and Questioning
September 7th, 2022 | Season 3 | 53 mins 58 secs
In this episode, we discuss how we frame observations of classrooms.