Author Archives: Howard Wahlberg

The value of resources and peers in the learning process

Recently, I was searching NSTA’s archives for membership quotes.  Resources was a prominent theme; “thanks for the resources”, “I didn’t know you had such great resources”, and “where can I find resources”.  It reminded me how valuable both resources and … Continue reading

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Recognizing excellence—The Lawrence Scadden Teacher of the Year Award

I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Dr. Peter Veronesi. Dr. Veronesi is the Lawrence Scadden Teacher of the Year Award Chair for the Science Education for Students with Disabilities (SESD). SESD promotes science teaching and instructional material development for … Continue reading

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Are you part of the NSTA Communities?

One of Chapter Leaders called me this morning to ask about the NSTA Communities. I wanted to share the highlights of our conversation with the CAG Blog. Did you know that the NSTA Communities site contains many smaller communities? These … Continue reading

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The power of saying thanks!

As the dust settles from NSTA’s Annual Conference, my thoughts return to a conversation I had with a new NSTA member during the conference.  I was grateful to have the opportunity to say “thanks!” for being a member of NSTA … Continue reading

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Recent activity on NSTA's various online outposts

Tweet-up in Philadelphia! Join your fellow Listserv users, Facebookers, Tweeters, and LinkedIn’ers, and online Community users on Wednesday evening at the Brew Pub adjacent to Reading Terminal, 1150 Filbert St., for a (at your own expense) face-to-face gathering of your … Continue reading

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Boost your meeting attendance

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment and e-mailed me directly. Boosting meeting attendance seems to be on everyone’s mind. While there is usually no one “quick fix,” here are some ideas to think about: Restructure the meeting to appeal … Continue reading

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Latest from NSTA's online outposts

Recent Activity on NSTA’s various online outposts On our listservs, there are great conversations about moldy cats (yes, that’s right, moldy cats) on our Biology list,  engineering and Newton’s laws on our General Science list, class size on our Physics … Continue reading

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New blog on the block

Welcome to the Chapter and Associated Groups (CAG) Blog!  Let me start by introducing myself.  I’m Anne O’Donnell, CAE.  I have been in association management for almost 20 years serving a wide variety of associations and professions.  I am pleased … Continue reading

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Latest from NSTA's online outposts

What’s New, 2/22/2010 On our listservs, there are great conversations about meiosis and fruit flies on our Biology list, reaction rates on our Chemistry list, teaching seasons and stars on our Earth Science list, density on our General Science list, … Continue reading

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Latest from NSTA's online outposts

What’s New, 2/1/2010 Here’s a quick look (with lots of links!) at what’s going on at NSTA’s online outposts: In the NSTA online professional learning communities, we have new groups created on a variety of topics… Two new groups that should … Continue reading

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