On Teaching Science
On Teaching Science is a short, practical guide to key principles and strategies that will help students learn in any subject at any level, but with special focus on the so-called STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. Based on a popular workshop developed by the author, the book begins with brief introductions to the nature of teaching and the nature of science, then consists of four major sections: the “one key to student success” — namely, that learning requires study and effort; three “big picture” ideas about teaching; five “general suggestions for successful teaching”; and seven “pedagogical strategies for success in science teaching.” Within each section, the author uses a combination of personal experience and research-based studies to discuss both the current state of education in the United States and how it can be improved by individual educators and through suggested systemic changes. Though aimed primarily at science teachers and administrators, the book will prove valuable to anyone concerned with education, including pre-service teachers, current teachers of any subject, parents, and policy makers.
Published by: Big Kid Science