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Five Essential Topics in the Journal of College Science Teaching

Thousands of college freshmen have chosen their first-year science courses based on knowledge and experience from their K-12 years. College professors and instructors can use the award-winning Journal of College Science Teaching (JCST) to better ensure lectures, labs, and online instruction continue to inspire and promote science education. JCST is a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal for [...]

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Where Can I Find Inspiration for New Lesson Plans?

NSTA member Todd Hoover, who now teaches preservice science teachers, began his career as an elementary and middle-level science teacher. When starting out, he didn’t know about NSTA. “One of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t become a member sooner,” he says. “I wish that I had joined NSTA when I was teaching K–12 [...]

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How Can NSTA Help Me Meet the Needs of ALL Students?

Before NSTA member Kelly O’Connor became a seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher, she spent 17 years in an emergency room as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The skills she cultivated as an EMT have transferred nicely to the middle school classroom, allowing her to provide a “real-world” perspective to the science concepts she teaches. To [...]

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How Can I Keep Up with Changes to Standards?

When NSTA member Tina Harris found out that her state’s science standards were going to change the following year, she knew she needed help. As part of the changes, her state required that teachers cover weather and climate in the eighth grade, rather than in the sixth grade. Tina, who at the time was teaching [...]

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Five Ways to Read Science & Children in 15 Minutes

Science and Children editor Linda Froschauer recently wrote about how elementary school teachers must “intertwine science disciplines and provide many types of disciplinary core ideas within a single topic of study.” Each issue of Science and Children aims to provide timesaving resources that alleviate stress, connect to national standards, and enhance overall student learning. Here [...]

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I’m a New Teacher: How Can NSTA Help Me?

According to the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, almost half of America’s new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Therefore, it is vital that new teachers receive the support necessary to succeed. NSTA provides encouragement to beginning science teachers through programs such as the New Science Teacher Academy. NSTA member [...]

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Top 12 Episodes of the Lab Out Loud Podcast

Wisconsin-based duo Dale Basler and Brian Bartel have been podcasting together for almost 10 years, not only combining their love of science and technology, but also generating the free award-winning Lab Out Loud podcast, which is supported by NSTA and features the best in science education news and commentary. With backgrounds as science teachers and [...]

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NSTA Launches Two New Blog Series

As another school year draws to a close, NSTA launches two new blog series: Why Membership Matters and Making the Most of Your Membership. Debuting this month, these series will go into detail on how NSTA member benefits can help you throughout your career. Science teachers face unique challenges as educators, and Why Membership Matters [...]

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Welcome to NSTA’s Newest Volunteers: Standing Committee, Advisory Board, and Review Panel Members

On behalf of the staff of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), its leadership, and members, I would like to welcome and thank the following members of our Standing Committees, Advisory Boards, and Panels whose terms of appointment began on June 1, 2014. This year the NSTA membership will be broadening our definition of scientific [...]

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NSTA President Bill Badders Thanks Our Outgoing Volunteers for Committees, Advisory Boards, and Review Panels

On behalf of the staff of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and our leadership team, I would like to thank the following members of our Standing Committees, Advisory Boards, and Panels whose terms of appointment end on May 31, 2014. NSTA has done a lot in the past year, promoting the Next Generation Science [...]

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