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Science Standards in Real Classrooms

Every state has a set of science standards that are supposed to guide what is taught at different grade levels in their schools. Many of these are modeled after the national science standards put out by the NSTA. Do they make a difference to what is actually taught in classes? An article

Evolution vs. Stephen Colbert

It takes some highly developed interviewee skills to make a respectable showing on late night talk shows, and most scientists (me included) don't have it in us. But check out this video I stumbled on (while I was doing real work - honest) of biologist and author Ken Miller who managed to

The 49 steps to great teaching

There is a fascinating article in the NY Times magazine this week about what techniques make a good teacher in primary and secondary schools.

What price for a hardcover electronic book?

The CEO of one of the major publishers, Macmillan, had a bit of foot in mouth disease in a blog post a couple of days ago when he explained that his company was going to start charging for hardcover e-books and softcover e-books separately. The predictable storm of responses followed with folks asking such questions as "how much more expensive is hardcover e-ink over paperback e-ink?".

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  • NABT
    November 11-14, 2015
    Providence, RI
  • ASCB 2015
    December 12-16, 2015
    San Diego, CA