A Culture of Margins for Equity

This is the third in a year-long series of blogs about the Nature of Science and Culture in the Classroom. Be sure to read our previous blog post in the series from May. For many, August is a time of anticipation and excitement about the coming year. This August, like last August, is again unprecedented …

Questioning Strategies in Science

We all know that asking our students questions as they engage in science learning is important, but it is also important to reflect on and plan out the purpose of the questions that we ask our students. There are many reasons and goals for encouraging questioning within the classroom. Just some examples of these goals …

Shift Happens: Tips for shifting to a student-centered classroom

So, you want to shift your classroom to be more student-centered. Research shows that inquiry learning, a more student-centered approach to instruction, has many positive benefits across subject areas. While the payoffs may be plentiful, this change doesn’t happen overnight; students and teachers have to adapt to a new way of existing in the classroom. …

Women in Science Spotlight: Dr. Shelly Jones

Shelly Jones, Ph.D. is a Professor of Mathematics Education, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT.  Currently, Dr. Jones teaches undergraduate mathematics content and methods courses for pre-service teachers as well as graduate level mathematics content, curriculum and STEM courses for in-service teachers. Dr. Jones provides mathematics professional development locally, nationally and internationally. She …