Happiness is a Chem13 News magazine in my mailbox!

Chem13 News

has been an integral part of my teaching bag of tricks for (I hate to admit it) over 20 years! It is something I truly look forward to arriving in my mailbox each month.

            I read the Chem13 News cover to cover to glean all that this very worthwhile magazine offers.  My routine is to scan the headlines and, usually, because I have time constraints (teacher and busy mom of three kids, etc.), I read the topics that seem the most relevant to my current teaching realities. Later in the day (or week, depending on my schedule), I return to the articles that I missed and devour them entirely. My routine then involves ear-tagging (sorry to those people who cringe at the thought of defacing such a paper) and highlighting (yes, I also write in the magazine) things I would like to try. 

            I always file the magazine and record page numbers and issues of ideas I would like to try in the future. I always keep a running log of what I would like to try at different times in the year. I always discuss and share all that I can with my colleagues. 

            Over the years I have relied on Chem13 News for new ideas in regard to labs and experiments. For example, last Christmas I performed for my students an experiment obtained from Chem13 News which involved making wreaths from washers. Chem13 News has also helped me to implement new and updated safety protocols. I have altered my method concerning the “Whoosh” Bottle demonstration, for example, solely because of new information brought to light in a timely and engaging article from Chem13 News. 

            The information I get from Chem13 News is priceless.  As I have become the only chemistry teacher at my school, Chem13 News helps me stay current, relevant, safe, and dare I say, "hip" with my students—okay, "hip" is a relative term but you know what I mean!  Chem13 News has become like an old friend. We catch up every month and I enjoy being with it! If you haven’t picked up a copy, please do so as it is sure to help you become a better, safer, more interesting chemistry teacher.  

begin at $25 for Canadian subscribers.

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Chem13 news has been an integral part of my teaching bag of tricks for (I hate to admit it) over 20 years! It is something I truly look forward to arriving in my mailbox each month.

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 24, 2015