Help! I'm Teaching Middle School Science.

Swango, C. Jill.

Help! I'm Teaching Middle School Science. - 1 online resource (143 pages)

Intro -- Contents -- About the Authors -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Why Did We Write This Book? -- Reference -- Resources -- Book/Print -- Chapter 2 The First Day -- 1. Tell Me About Yourself -- 2. The Simplest Quiz -- 3. A Picture Is Worth Several Words -- 4. "Equations" -- 5. Don't Forget the Details -- 6. Things Aren't Always What They Seem -- 7. Outside the Box -- 8. Survival-Marooned on the Moon -- 9. Just Read the Directions -- 10. Name That Object -- Icebreakers Work All Year -- Resources -- Periodicals -- Web Source URLs -- Chapter 3 Best Practices -- Developmental Needs of Young Adolescents -- Learn the Techniques -- Inquiry -- Modeling -- Scaffolding -- Project-Based Learning -- Hands-On -- References -- Resources -- Web Source URLs -- Book/Print Sources -- National Science Education Standards Note: -- Chapter 4 Lab Set-Up and Safety -- Getting Supplied -- Train Students -- Resources -- Science Supply Companies -- Book/Print -- Web Source URLs -- National Science Education Standards Note: -- Chapter 5 Cooperative Learning and Assessment -- What Is Cooperative Learning? -- Advantages of Cooperative Learning -- Disadvantages of Cooperative Learning -- Great Grouping Methods -- Random Selection -- Grouping by Strengths -- The Dreaded Coed Grouping -- Student Choice -- Ability Grouping -- Lab Partners -- The Next Step…Assessment -- Rubrics -- Teacher Observation -- Student Evaluation -- Special Needs Students -- Behavior/Emotional Issues -- Physical and Mental Disabilities -- ESL Students -- Learn More -- References -- Web Source URLs -- National Science Education Standards Note: -- Chapter 6 Writing for Science -- The Student's Perspective -- Presenting Writing to Your Students -- Formal Lab Reports -- Essay and Short-Answer Questions -- Research and Theme Papers -- Resources -- Web Source URLs. National Science Education Standards Note: -- Chapter 7 Adapting Labs and Trouble shooting -- Looking for Labs -- Adapting Labs -- Reinforcing Inquiry -- Modifying for Special Needs Students -- Troubleshooting Labs -- References -- Resources -- Book/Print Sources -- Web Source URLs -- National Science Education Standards Note: -- Chapter 8 Modeling and Demonstrations -- Using Written Resources -- The Writing Process -- Help from the Language Arts Department -- Experimenting in Lab -- Information Research Techniques -- National Science Education Standards Note: -- Chapter 9 Metrics and Measurement -- Why Have a Standard System? -- The Stair-Step Method -- Practice Makes Perfect -- Everyday Use -- National Science Education Standards Note: -- Chapter 10 Classroom Management -- Scenario One: The Beginning of Class -- Scenario Two: Group Projects and Group Labs -- Scenario Three: Lecture and Note Taking -- A Word About Special Needs Students -- Success Lies Ahead -- Reference -- Resources -- Book/Print Sources -- National Science Education Standards Note: -- Chapter 11 Using Your Community Resources -- Parents: Diamonds in the Rough -- Career Exploration -- Vacations and Life Experiences -- Much-Needed Lab Assistants -- Higher Education and Business Communities -- Career Exploration -- Resources -- Field Trips -- Good Planning -- Tell Everyone -- Take These With You -- Resources -- Professional Associations -- Periodical -- Web Source URLs -- Chapter 12 Teaming -- What Is Teaming? -- Teaming Goals -- Team Characteristics -- Interdisciplinary Units -- Integrated Curriculum -- What Does Science Have to Do With Teaming? -- Bringing Science into Other Subjects -- Staying Flexible -- References -- Resources -- Book/Print Sources -- Periodicals -- National Science Education Standards Note: -- Chapter 13 Substitute Teachers -- Preparing Students. When You Return -- Chapter 14 The End? -- Resource -- Book/Print Sources -- Appendix A Tests and Forms -- Can You Follow Directions? -- Science Lab Safety Rules -- Laboratory Ticket -- Lab Safety Quiz -- Fill-in-the-Blank Sample Rubric -- Lab Report Format -- The Standard Measurement Quiz -- Stair-Step Conversion Method -- SI Worksheet -- Science Lab Instruments -- Measurement Work Stations -- Approximate Conversions -- Measurement Standards? -- Science Class Parent Survey -- Letter to Parents -- Field Trip Permission Slip -- Substitute Lesson Plans for Date -- Substitute Teacher Report Checklist -- Appendix B Recipes -- Recipes -- Appendix C Resources -- Resources -- Print References and Resources -- Professional Associations -- Science Supply Companies -- Index.

Like your own personal survival guide, Help! I'm Teaching Middle School Science is a nontechnical how-to manual-especially for first-year teachers. But even veteran teachers can benefit from the plentiful ideas, examples, and tips on teaching science the way middle-schoolers learn best. The book covers all the basics:.:.; what to do on the first day of school (including icebreaker activities),.; preparing safe and effective lab lessons,.; managing the classroom,.; working with in-school teams as well as parents. But its practical-and encouraging-approach doesn't mean it shortchanges the basics of effective pedagogy. You'll learn: how to handle cooperative learning and assessment; how to help students write effectively and; the importance of modeling for early adolescents.

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