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Vision and Leadership

I have applied to multiple teaching programs for my time after college, but I’m worried that I look too young to be taken seriously as a teacher. How do you gain the respect of students who may not be much … Continue reading

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“Leading From the Classroom”: Featured Strand at NSTA’s 2014 National Conference on Science Education in Boston, MA, April 3–6

This April, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will feature a special strand “Leading From the Classroom” at our 2014 National Conference on Science Education, in Boston, April 3–6. Can you be a classroom teacher and a leader? Yes! You … Continue reading

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Apply for a Leadership Position on NSTA's Board and Council

Are you looking for a way to hone your leadership skills and give back to the science education community? Consider sharing your time and talents with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) by applying for a nomination to the NSTA … Continue reading

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Science teacher "wish list"

I’m newly credentialed as a principal and looking for a position at a middle school. I’m currently an English teacher, so I’m not familiar with the needs of other subject areas. What should I expect to see on a science … Continue reading

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Preparation for the future….

“Ways you promote college preparedness and career readiness skills in your science classroom.” is the topic for this blog….while we always have those items that we “must” teach in the classroom which are based on curricular decisions or standards, there … Continue reading

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What are STEM activities in your school, district or state?

In this month’s Leaders Letter, some of the questions posted connect to STEM related activities in your area.  To start the topic off, I’d like to highlight some upcoming possible STEM initiatives that people can attend and hope that others … Continue reading

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What can a new teacher contribute?

My principal recently invited me to serve on the school improvement committee; both my mentor and the high school science department chair have urged me to accept. I’m just in my second year of teaching, so I’m not sure I … Continue reading

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New roles for teachers

Two of the sessions I attended today were presented by classroom teachers who have found new ways to develop their leadership skills. Lindsay Knippenberg, a science teacher from Michigan, is an Einstein Fellow with NOAA. In her presentation she shared … Continue reading

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