looking for some mentoring
curtis1 at wis.com
Mon Apr 3 10:43:20 EST 1995
EVERSL at AXE.HUMBOLDT.EDU wrote:
: I have recently decided to go on for my doctorate,and have chosen science
: education as my future goal. In other words, I will supervise student
: teachers learning to be teachers of science for grades K-12. My question
: mainly is what special planning can I do to make this program work?
I am not in the education field, but I have been working as a classroom
mentor with a local second grade class. Our projects are centered around
science (since that is what I am most comfortable with!) and if I could
give anyone advice, it would be to make every effort to MAKE SCIENCE FUN!
These kids aren't unfamiliar with science/nature/technology/etc...but
many are simply AFRAID of it. Especially at the younger ages, kids are
curious--if science teachers learn to exploit that curiosity then kids
could freely discover science rather than be forced into it.
Elementary and secondary science teachers do have a national society, but
I cannot remember the name (Science Teachers Association??) Maybe
someone in the newsgroup is a member...I'll ask my 2nd grade teacher.
Mary K. Burnham Curtis
NBS-Great Lakes Science Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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