Colorado Science Teacher of the Year
Posted on February 15, 2006 Comments (3)
“The kids make it new,” she said. “I don’t think we give kids enough credit. They can do much more than we ask of them.”
She doesn’t spend a bunch of time on student discipline. The kids want to do what she says because it’s always interesting. Her kids achieve, which leads us back to her being tabbed by the Colorado Association of Science Teachers as the Science Teacher of the Year.
Right now she’s handling a herd of kindergartners every day. They’re trying out all kinds of life with all kinds of different experiments.
It’s pretty basic stuff — predicting/hypothesis, observing and concluding — the elements of science at all levels.
Great stuff. Teaching science should be about building on students natural curiously, not in getting them to sit at their desks politely.