Murchison Science!

Building a Culture of Learning

Hi MMS science teachers! I made this S'more as a way to share a few resources about science & teaching. I hope this helps you get a feel for what my vision of science and teaching looks like. I'm looking forward to our conversations about learning!


Your new AP, Adam Holman

“I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something” - Richard Feynman

Neil deGrasse Tyson gives one piece of advice to science teachers

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Education

The $2 Interactive Whiteboard

NSTA's Position on Inquiry

Inquiry-based instruction is the development of understanding through investigation - asking questions, determining appropriate methods, gathering data, thinking critically about relationships, and formulating & communicating logical arguments.

Frank Noschese talks "Modeling Instruction"

Watch until 2:44 or stop at 7:14 unless you want to keep going with the more technical talk about modeling. Frank makes the case for having science class match more closely with how scientists work & how students learn.
TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 - Frank Noschese

Let's talk about grading

I'd rather talk about teaching & learning, but here are a few relevant pieces.
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Joe Bower on "Giving Students a Zero"

If you have time, please read more of Joe's blog; I got to meet him last year at the Network for Public Education conference and he is an amazing educator

10 Ways to Differentiate Grading

As summarized from a presentation by Rick Wormeli
Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs, Part One