In this episode, I take a swing at the way we teach science. To me, it is a subject that needs a major shake up. There is just too much going on in the world today that demand a new understanding of scientific principals to continue with the status quo.
I give some examples from elementary grades and high school grades of science topics that cannot be taught the same way anymore. I give practical examples of how it could be taught and focus in on the result, which in my experience, is students who are motivated, driven by purpose and seeking deeper understanding.
All of this requires the teacher to be learning too! And always thinking of ways to bring meaning to science. I even give an example of the rock cycle and how if I were to teach it, that’s how I would do it. And it wouldn’t be by using rock charts and memorizing words.
Are you ready to be challenged to think differently about the way you teach? This episode could possibly “rock” your socks, but when the whole world is changing, it’s our responsibility to change along with it.
Reach out to me on twitter (@astrostephenson) if you have thoughts or ideas about what you hear. And leave me a rating and a review on the podcast platform you listen to. I like 5 stars 🙂There's just too much happening in the science realm not to be bringing it into our classrooms. Status quo won't cut it anymore. It has got to be real, relevant, relatable, emotional, meaningful. I think it's time to shake up science education! Click To Tweet