Author Archives: Sharon Delesbore

Working with Your Team

Why must we meet so much as a physics team when I need time alone to prepare for my classes? —M., Indiana Regularly meeting as a collaborative team, department, or content area is extremely beneficial to teachers and, most importantly, … Continue reading

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Rigorous Modelling

My third-grade class created models of plant and animal cells with various items that they found around the house. Many of the kids did a great job, and their projects were very colorful. I brought samples to my Professional Learning … Continue reading

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Making Cooperative Learning Groups Work

How can I keep my students more engaged in their science cooperative learning groups? —A., California Group working must be intentional. Defined roles help students keep one another accountable. They have to see and care that if they do not … Continue reading

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Does my Administrator Trust Me?

I am a first-year teacher at a high school listed as a priority to the district (i.e. school improvement needed). I like the school and the students but it seems like the administration is in my classroom all the time. … Continue reading

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