Forty five New Force and Motion Assessment Probes

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781936137701
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Educational evaluation

Nationally known science educator Page KeeleyOCoprincipal author of the popular, four-volume NSTA Press series Uncovering Students Ideas in ScienceOCohas teamed up with physicist and science educator Rand Harrington to write this first volume in their new series on physical science. They begin with one of the most challenging topics in physical science: force and motion. The 45 assessment probes in this book enable teachers to find out what students really think about key ideas in force and motion."

Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781936137510
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

Using the probes as diagnostic tools that identify and analyze students' preconceptions, teachers can easily move students from where they are in their current thinking to where they need to be to achieve scientific understanding. Each probe is supported by extensive Teacher Notes.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781936137381
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Science

What do your students know or think they know about what causes night and day, whether the Moon orbits the Earth, and why the Sun keeps glowing? Find out with this book on astronomy, the latest in NSTA s popular Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. The 45 astronomy probes provide situations that will pique your students interest while helping you evaluate their understanding (or misunderstanding) of how the universe operates. The book is organised into four broad sections: the Earth and gravity; the Earth, Sun, and Moon system; the solar system and gravity in space; and stars, galaxies, and the universe. As the authors note, it s not always easy to help students untangle mistaken ideas. Using this powerful set of tools to identify students preconceptions is an excellent first step to helping your students achieve scientific understanding.


Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Another 25 formative assessment probes

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781933531243
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

A resource for educators contains brief activities to help identify students' preconceptions about core science topics and includes teacher notes, research summaries, and suggestions for instructional approaches for teaching elementary, middle, and high school students.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science Volume 2

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher:
ISBN: 1936137372
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Educational evaluation

If you and your students can't get enough of a good thing, Volume 2 of Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science is just what you need. The book offers 39 new formative assessment probes, this time with a focus on electric charge, electric current, and magnets and electromagnetism. It can help you do everything from demystify electromagnetic fields to explain the real reason balloons stick to the wall after you rub them on your hair. Like the other eight wildly popular books in the full series, Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, Volume 2: Provides a collection of engaging questions, or formative assessment probes. Each probe in this volume is designed to uncover what students know--or think they know--about electric or magnetic phenomena or identify misunderstandings they may develop during instruction.Offers field-tested teacher materials that provide best answers along with distracters designed to reveal misconceptions that students commonly hold.Is easy to use by time-starved teachers like you. The new probes are short, easy-to-administer activities that come ready to reproduce.In addition to explaining the science content, the teacher materials note links to national standards and suggest grade-appropriate ways to present material so students will learn it accurately.By helping you detect and then make sound instructional decisions to address students' misconceptions, this new volume has the potential to transform your teaching.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomy

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781936137381
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Science

What do your students know or think they know about what causes night and day, whether the Moon orbits the Earth, and why the Sun keeps glowing? Find out with this book on astronomy, the latest in NSTA s popular Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. The 45 astronomy probes provide situations that will pique your students interest while helping you evaluate their understanding (or misunderstanding) of how the universe operates. The book is organised into four broad sections: the Earth and gravity; the Earth, Sun, and Moon system; the solar system and gravity in space; and stars, galaxies, and the universe. As the authors note, it s not always easy to help students untangle mistaken ideas. Using this powerful set of tools to identify students preconceptions is an excellent first step to helping your students achieve scientific understanding.


Uncovering Student Ideas in Life Science

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781936137510
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

Using the probes as diagnostic tools that identify and analyze students' preconceptions, teachers can easily move students from where they are in their current thinking to where they need to be to achieve scientific understanding. Each probe is supported by extensive Teacher Notes.

Science Formative Assessment Volume 1

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781483353838
Release Date: 2015-09-09
Genre: Education

Formative assessment informs the design of learning opportunities that take students from their existing ideas of science to the scientific ideas and practices that support conceptual understanding. Science Formative Assessment shows K-12 educators how to weave formative assessment into daily instruction. Discover 75 assessment techniques linked to the Next Generation Science Standards and give classroom practices a boost with: Descriptions of how each technique promotes learning Charts linking core concepts at each grade level to scientific practices Implementation guidance, such as required materials and student grouping Modifications for different learning styles Ideas for adapting techniques to other content areas

Best Practices for Elementary Classrooms

Author: Randi Stone
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781632209597
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Education

There is no better way to learn the craft of teaching than by watching an expert teacher at work. In this sequel to Randi Stone's Best Classroom Practices, nationally recognized, award-winning elementary teachers showcase selected practices from their classroom repertoire to share with their colleagues. Learn what it takes to build a productive, engaged community of learners from some of the nation's best teachers in their own words. This inspirational, one-stop guide covers everything from classroom management to teaching reading, writing, math, science, social studies, music, art, technology, and physical education. You will find: - Detailed, successful teaching strategies with lists of relevant standards and materials needed - Innovative activities, projects, lesson plans, and units of study for every content area - Classroom strategies across the curriculum, including ideas for involving parents and ways to make inclusion work Best Practices for Elementary Classrooms provides a wide array of excellent lessons to choose from, road-tested by your award-winning colleagues.

Thank You

Author: Sandy Gingras
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9781449400453
Release Date: 2010-09-14
Genre: Family & Relationships

As artist and writer Sandy Gingras so aptly points out in the introduction to her book Thank You, a life lived well is perhaps the highest form of thanks a person can give to teachers as a way of repaying them for their attention and effort. A simple thank-you is also nice. Thank You is Gingras's own delightful way of conveying this sentiment. This charming keepsake book features her soft, sweet watercolor artwork and thoughtful original text celebrating teachers and all they do for us. Always striking the right tone of gratitude without being overly sentimental, Thank You is a wonderful way to show appreciation to teachers for their enduring gifts to us both great and small.

Creativity in the Classroom

Author: Alane Jordan Starko
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315391601
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Education

Creativity in the Classroom, sixth edition, helps teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. This foundational textbook is relevant for any course dealing wholly or partially with creativity and teaching. The sixth edition has been revised and updated throughout, informed by cutting-edge research on neurobiology, curiosity and imaginative play, questioning, and motivation, particularly the relationships among creativity, intrinsic motivation, and motivation to learn.

What Are They Thinking

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781938946653
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Education

"Children are continually developing ideas and explanations about their natural world. … Some of these ideas are consistent with the science children are taught; others differ significantly from scientific explanations. Many of these ideas will follow students into adulthood if they remain hidden from the teacher and unresolved. The challenge for teachers is to find ways to elicit these ideas and then use appropriate strategies to move students’ learning forward.” —Page Keeley, author of the bestselling NSTA Press series Uncovering Student Ideas in Science You don’t have to become a mind reader to understand the ideas young students bring to science class. This collection will help you draw out and then recognize what students know—or think they know—about the natural world. What Are They Thinking? is a compendium of 30 “Formative Assessment Probes” columns from NSTA’s elementary journal Science and Children. Each chapter provides: • A sample formative assessment probe: a set of interesting questions that root out commonly held, often-mistaken ideas. Geared to elementary students, probe topics range from why you can see the Moon in the daytime to where water goes when it evaporates to what is or isn’t a rock. Your students’ answers to each probe will help you take a step back and figure out how to guide them from where they are conceptually to where they need to be. • Accompanying teacher notes: easy-to-grasp explanations and advice that tell you how to encourage evidence-based discussion and then monitor students’ understanding. • A bonus feature: a set of study group questions written especially for this compendium by award-winning author Page Keeley. So forget about acquiring psychic powers. Instead, turn to What Are They Thinking? to transform both your teaching and your students’ learning about science.

Everyday Life Science Mysteries

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781936959303
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

How do tiny bugs get into oatmeal? What makes children look like--or different from--their parents? Where do rotten apples go after they fall off the tree? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 20 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on biological science, including botany, human physiology, zoology, and health. The stories come with lists of science concepts to explore, grade-appropriate strategies for using them, and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lessons from scratch.

Mathematics Formative Assessment Volume 2

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781506336640
Release Date: 2016-12-30
Genre: Education

This one-of-a-kind resource helps you build a bridge between your students’ initial ideas and correct mathematical thinking. Includes an annotated reference guide.