Interactive science lessons designed for student-centered learning will help you achieve these goals in your classroom!
Having taught secondary science in a distance learning model at a cyber charter school serving at-risk students for 11 years, I know all too well how difficult it can be to capture students' attention in a way that produces deep understanding and facilitates their long-term academic success.
In time, I realized that their attention needed to be on the content itself, not on me teaching the content.
Once I accomplished that mindset shift, I tried to tackle yet another! I wondered why it's common practice to introduce "lab" activities only once a week and why every science teacher wasn't sharing one every day.
Lab In Every Lesson was born was born out of the desire to focus my instructional goals on scientific method mastery through the delivery of technology-based, interactive science lessons to create and nurture a more constructivist, student-centered learning environment.
author and creator of Lab In Every Lesson
Download my 5-element framework for preparing
interactive science lessons
to transform your own classroom!
Interactive science lessons designed using this
5-element framework foster
student-centered learning by . . .
integrating and activating prior knowledge
emphasizing scientific literacy
employing computer-simulated visual models
providing opportunities for guided, independent and cooperative discovery through exploration
analyzing data sets from the collective group
formatively assessing through skill practice
Need to pivot to virtual learning?
Learning experiences that lean on free, accessible,web-based technologies
ensure students remain fully engaged
in the scientific method even at a distance!
Student-Centered Learning Activities
Complete Interactive Science Lessons
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Thinking of making the switch to
for your science classroom?
be more active and aware during class time.
take ownership of their learning and make decisions about how to use your feedback.
learn experimental design through regular scientific method modeling and practice.
explore, record observations, analyze data, and communicate their findings.
You're students will . . .
easily differentiate process for individual students or small groups of students.
increase your one-on-one time with students.
get to know each of your students and their individual abilities so much better.
love teaching again!
You will . . .
Connect to a community of science teachers who have made or are also working toward making the switch to student-centered learning in their science classrooms.
Also, access a library of resources for ongoing professional development and on-the-spot advice to support you through the challenges you'll encounter as you make the switch!
Consider what students think . . .
In addition to assessment data, unsolicited feedback from administration, students, and parents is proof that interactive science lessons built with my signature 5-element framework for student-centered learning works to engage students and encourage scientific method mastery.
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