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“Leading From the Classroom”: Featured Strand at NSTA’s 2014 National Conference on Science Education in Boston, MA, April 3–6

This April, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will feature a special strand “Leading From the Classroom” at our 2014 National Conference on Science Education, in Boston, April 3–6. Can you be a classroom teacher and a leader? Yes! You grow professionally throughout your career, and as you do, you see opportunities to improve science […]

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Apply for a Leadership Position on NSTA’s Board and Council

Are you looking for a way to hone your leadership skills and give back to the science education community? Consider sharing your time and talents with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) by applying for a nomination to the NSTA Board of Directors and Council. To learn more about what these prestigious Board and Council […]

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Science teacher “wish list”

I’m newly credentialed as a principal and looking for a position at a middle school. I’m currently an English teacher, so I’m not familiar with the needs of other subject areas. What should I expect to see on a science teacher’s “wish list”? —Tyson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania It’s difficult to balance the roles of building management […]

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Preparation for the future….

“Ways you promote college preparedness and career readiness skills in your science classroom.” is the topic for this blog….while we always have those items that we “must” teach in the classroom which are based on curricular decisions or standards, there are always those things that are among the “hidden curriculum” that make their way into […]

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What are STEM activities in your school, district or state?

In this month’s Leaders Letter, some of the questions posted connect to STEM related activities in your area.  To start the topic off, I’d like to highlight some upcoming possible STEM initiatives that people can attend and hope that others will also include their own areas local events to help highlight STEM activities. Being from […]

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What can a new teacher contribute?

My principal recently invited me to serve on the school improvement committee; both my mentor and the high school science department chair have urged me to accept. I’m just in my second year of teaching, so I’m not sure I would have anything to offer. —Joseph, Columbia, South Carolina Participating in a school-wide committee could […]

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New roles for teachers

Two of the sessions I attended today were presented by classroom teachers who have found new ways to develop their leadership skills. Lindsay Knippenberg, a science teacher from Michigan, is an Einstein Fellow with NOAA. In her presentation she shared some of the resources available to teachers (free of charge) from federal scientific agencies. Among […]

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