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by Hannah Sevian
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 17:14

There is some beautiful work on hidden messages that we send to students by our choices in how we teach that dates back to Douglas Roberts' work in the 1980s on curriculum emphasis.

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by Lauren Stewart
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:52

One of the hurdles that holds teachers back from implementing standards-based grading is the gradebook. Most schools use an electronic learning management system. Some of these platforms have added customizations to support recording learning targets rather than point values. Even with the upgrades, teachers can benefit from some 'hacks' to assist in recording student achievement. 

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by Josh Kenney
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 13:20

The notion is to increase student engagement and persistence by embedding game design elements in a course or lesson. It seems to work in other industries, but can game elements be successfully applied in educational contexts?

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by Ariel Serkin
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:30

Students’ preconceived notions about concepts may clash with the material that they are expected to learn. This cognitive dissonance creates discomfort for students. 

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by Qi Cui
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 15:49

As part of an NSF-funded project, a team of researchers is working to build an assessment library. They are looking for feedback from the chemistry education community. Your input will help them design this valuable resource. Educators are invited to participate in a brief interview about how this tool can be most useful.

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by Melissa Hemling
Sun, 02/09/2020 - 17:17

There is a new process to renew your National Board certification coming in 2021.

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by Chad Husting
Sun, 02/02/2020 - 06:53

This unique microscale gas collection technique provides students with reasonably good data in a short period of time. Students have more time to analyze the data and communicate their findings. 

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by Lauren Stewart
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 16:48

Lessons learned from co-teaching with an intervention specialist in ninth grade physical science: Five strategies that work with students of all intellectual abilities. 

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by Scott Balicki
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 13:11

By working with teachers nationwide, the ACCT team believes that they can help teachers re-imagine the way that they think about chemistry, and develop more purposeful and productive ways of interacting with their students to help them learn.

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by Tom Kuntzleman
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 14:03

I observe a red to blue color change when I rinse my bowl after eating frozen blueberries. Sounds like an acid-base reaction, doesn’t it? Well, read on to learn about the blueberry surprise!

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