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Helping Teachers Gain Competencies in a Technological Age

Helping Teachers Gain Competencies in a Technological Age Is Active Learning, Learning? by Jim Martin Because active learning requires practice and feedback on thinking like an expert (a scientist), it demands considerably greater subject expertise by the teacher. . . . [A problem that] will remain until college science teaching improves to the point that […]

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How Teachers Are Learning About Place Through Service Learning

To view this article in .pdf format, click here: MyMcKenzie An environmental education professional development program using place-based service-learning by Kathryn Lynch University of Oregon Environmental Leadership Program here does your drinking water come from? It is a simple question, and given that humans can survive only a few days without water, a critical one. Yet, […]

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Share Your Standards to Integrate Your Teaching

Teaching Science: Share Your Standards to Integrate Your Teaching by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor Let’s say you wish to incorporate an activity in the neighborhood of your school into a unit you are planning in science, and have been thinking about asking the math teacher if she would be interested in working with you. […]

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Teaching and Learning Ecologically

Cultivating Ecological Teachers and Learners Using Project Learning Tree   by Jaclyn Stallard from The Branch, Project Learning Tree’s E-newsletter Summer 2014 “Ecological teaching and learning is not just a matter of pedagogy, but also philosophy. Ecological teaching and learning represents a new life-affirming mindset that all teachers—and, to a larger extent, all citizens and all […]

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