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THREE WAYS TO SQUASH CURIOSITY (AND THREE WAYS TO FOSTER IT)

By  Zachary Herrmann  ( @zachherrmann ) Senior Fellow Knowles Science Teaching Foundation  September 15, 2014 An Introduction from  Jeff Rozelle , Director, Teaching Fellows Program   So far, our blog has been written entirely by …Read More

COLLECTIVE TEACHER AGENCY

By Jodie Galosy Director, Research & Evaluation Knowles Science Teaching Foundation August 27, 2014 Our Executive Director recently wrote about KSTF as a networked community working together to bring about educational improvement. I have …Read More

BACKBONE TEACHERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF A NETWORKED COMMUNITY

By Nicole Gillespie Executive Director Knowles Science Teaching Foundation July 22, 2014 This is my third post describing KSTF’s thinking about Backbone Teachers. This is a term we’ve borrowed from China (the …Read More

THE ROLE OF EVALUATION IN A LEARNING ORGANIZATION

By Jodie Galosy Director, Research & Evaluation Knowles Science Teaching Foundation  June 25, 2014 In my last post , I wrote about the important role practitioner inquiry plays in supporting teachers as learners. …Read More

OPTIMIZING STUDENT LEARNING WITH COMPLEX INSTRUCTION

By Michele Cheyne Program Officer, Teacher Development Knowles Science Teaching Foundation June 11, 2014 KSTF Teaching Fellows often ask questions about the achievement levels of individual students in their classrooms, including, “How …Read More

MODELING AT THE INTERSECTION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING

By  Christopher Bogiages Program Officer, Teacher Development Knowles Science Teaching Foundation May 29, 2014 The other day, while my six-year-old son Nicholas and I were observing the opposition of Mars in the early night sky, …Read More

DEEPENING CONTENT KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING

By Jennifer Mossgrove Senior Program Officer, Teacher Development Knowles Science Teaching Foundation May 19, 2014 Every day teachers make many decisions that influence the opportunities students have to learn and …Read More

THE MANY FACES OF TEACHER LEADERSHIP

By Dina Portnoy Director, Senior Fellows Programs Knowles Science Teaching Foundation April 8, 2014 Over the 27 years that I worked for the School District of Philadelphia, I played a …Read More

BACKBONE TEACHERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHER-GENERATED PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

By  Nicole Gillespie Executive Director Knowles Science Teaching Foundation March 5, 2014 I’ve written two previous posts on this blog describing KSTF’s vision of a Backbone Teacher ( Backbone Teachers: A Strategy for Developing Leadership in the Teaching Profession  and Backbone Teachers: What Does it Mean to be an Outstanding Teacher ). We see …Read More

FOUR ELEMENTS TO PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

By  Howard Glasser Program Officer, Teacher Development Knowles Science Teaching Foundation  February 24, 2014 When searching for ways to become better teachers, all educators can, and often do, ask, “How can we …Read More

CLOSING THE “ENGINEERING GAP”: WHY KSTF SUPPORTS TEACHERS GENERATING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ENGINEERING PRACTICES IN CLASSROOMS

By Dina Portnoy , Director, Senior Fellows Programs, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation; and Patti Schaefer and Casey O’Hara , Senior Fellows, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation February 10, 2014 Students are expected to and  “can undertake more …Read More

WHY PRACTITIONER INQUIRY?

By Jodie Galosy Director, Research & Evaluation Knowles Science Teaching Foundation  January 24, 2014 A few years ago, I answered the question “Why Practitioner Inquiry?” with something about teachers as knowers, how …Read More

BACKBONE TEACHERS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER?

By  Nicole Gillespie Executive Director Knowles Science Teaching Foundation January 17, 2014 When we first launched our new website, I wrote a blog post introducing the idea of Backbone Teachers. We’ve borrowed this term from …Read More

IS IT FAIR?

By  Eric Eslinger Program Officer, Educational Technology, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation January 13, 2014 I recently met a teacher who was doing some really exciting work with multimedia mash-ups as a replacement …Read More

A SIMPLE GRADE-EMAILER

By  Eric Eslinger Program Officer, Educational Technology, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation December 16, 2013 If you’ve been following along at home, you should have set up a Google site , and developed some simple …Read More