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ASSESSING INDIVIDUAL ROLES IN COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

By Michele Cheyne Senior Program Officer, Teacher Development Knowles Science Teaching Foundation August 25, 2016 In recent blog posts, KSTF’s Executive Director ( Nicole Gillespie ) and Director of Programs ( Jeff Rozelle ) both address …Read More

ASSUMPTIONS

By Heidi Park Fellow Knowles Science Teaching Foundation August 18, 2016 – Originally published by Learning to Teach Science Before teaching, I spent about 6 years studying chemical engineering, and one of the first things I learned …Read More

BUILDING A STRONG COHORT COMMUNITY AS A STRATEGY FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

By Jennifer Mossgrove Senior Program Officer, Teacher Development Knowles Science Teaching Foundation August 11, 2016 One focus of our work in the first phase (years 1 and 2) of the KSTF Teaching Fellowship is building a strong cohort community where the members are …Read More

SUPPORTING EARLY-CAREER TEACHERS TO BE TEACHER LEADERS

By Jeff Rozelle Director, Fellow Programs Knowles Science Teaching Foundation July 22, 2016 KSTF seeks to support and prepare leading teachers , and we do so—intentionally and purposefully—from the very beginning of their careers. …Read More

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN TEACH OUR STUDENTS? SCAFFOLDING KINDNESS

By Jamie Gay Fellow Knowles Science Teaching Foundation July 21, 2016 – Originally published by Unity & Diversity I am a nerd. Dork. Geek. I love my science. I love the connections I can make, …Read More

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN TEACH OUR STUDENTS. A PLEA FOR COMPASSION

By Camden Hanzlick-Burton  ( @camdenburton ) Fellow Knowles Science Teaching Foundation July 19, 2016 – Originally published by Unity & Diversity Today, many schools and school districts are preparing ‘the next generation of college and career …Read More

WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN TEACH OUR STUDENTS? IT’S NOT ABOUT THE CONTENT.

By Heidi Park ( @heidijpark ) Fellow Knowles Science Teaching Foundation July 14, 2016 – Originally published by Unity & Diversity I’ve had discussions, and even arguments, with my coworkers about ‘what is important’ to include …Read More

WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN TEACH OUR STUDENTS: ASK HOW WE KNOW WHAT WE KNOW.

By Kirstin Milks ( @drmilks ) Senior Fellow Knowles Science Teaching Foundation July 11, 2016 – Originally published by Unity & Diversity I am a teacher. Of science – because science is fun and interesting and …Read More

LEADERSHIP WITHOUT FOLLOWERSHIP: TEACHERS AS LEADERS IN EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT

By Nicole Gillespie Executive Director Knowles Science Teaching Foundation July 8, 2016 The idea that practicing teachers can and do engage in leadership is not new, although lately it seems to be …Read More

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN TEACH OUR STUDENTS? NO ONE THING

By Helen Snodgrass ( @ms_snodgrass ) Senior Fellow Knowles Science Teaching Foundation June 29, 2016 – Originally published by Unity & Diversity Wise people have argued and disagreed about the purpose of education since long before …Read More

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN TEACH OUR STUDENTS? THE LANGUAGE OF POWER

By  Sophie State  ( @sophiestate ) Fellow  Knowles Science Teaching Foundation June 15, 2016 – Originally published by  Unity & Diversity As an idealistic fourth-year high school science teacher, I do not find it challenging to write …Read More

MORE THAN A CASE STUDY: OPTIMISM IN THE BIOLOGY CLASSROOM

By Brittany Franckowiak Fellow Knowles Science Teaching Foundation March 28, 2016 A few weeks ago, our students organized an “orange out” in support of JD, a 10th grade student battling cancer. Orange is his …Read More

MAKING THE BEST OF WINTER WEATHER TO TEACH ENGINEERING DESIGN

By Heather Buskirk Senior Fellow Knowles Science Teaching Foundation April 20, 2015 As any teacher of 12th grade students will tell you, February is when the symptoms start to …Read More

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 …Read More