Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment

Walking The Teacher Tightrope Between Providing Professional Grace and Rigor -- Evaluation In The New World Of COVID!

The Trials and Tribulations of a Teacher During COVID Times! - Part 3: In this four part series of articles, Yvonne Clifford seeks to provide readers with some tips and concrete, workable ideas that have helped to fulfill her desire to provide a chemistry programme that is both interesting and rigourous. 

Motivating Students While In COVID Times: Striving “Above and Beyond” For Students And Teachers Alike

The Trials and Tribulations of a Teacher During COVID Times! - Part 2: In this four part series of articles, Yvonne Clifford seeks to provide readers with some tips and concrete, workable ideas that have helped to fulfill her desire to provide a chemistry programme that is both interesting and rigourous. 

Integrating Interactive Notebooks into Chemistry Courses with Nora Walsh

On July 11, 2022, Nora Walsh shared tips and advice for integrating interactive notebooks into chemistry lessons. In this ChemEd X Talk she spoke on everything from organizing your classroom for notebooking to how to plan layouts, general and specific ideas for input and output, and some ideas on grading/scoring interactive notebooks. View a recording of Nora's presentation and access materials here.

Seawater Chemistry and Global Trade: Part 4

Continuation of the practical application of chemistry to seemingly something unrelated- global maritime trade. In this classroom activity students predict the buoyancy (and hence stability) of a merchant cargo ship based on interpretation of seawater surface salinity values. Like in the first three posts, the question types are conceptual.