Back to School News

This edition of IN THE NEWS is a bit different from our other newsletters.  We usually share articles about fresh science discoveries— advances in scientific research, breathtaking new photos of our universe, the discovery of a new deep ocean species… any sort of remarkable scientific event you might enjoy discussing with your students.

But this time, for our Back-to-School edition, we’ve dedicated our news search to you, the teacher.  Whether you’re teaching elementary science or advanced physics, these are thought-provoking pieces that you might decide to share with a colleague… just as we are!

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Flipping the Science Classroom

Linda Dunnavantby: Linda Dunnavant

What is the “flipped classroom”?

If you are an educator, chances are you’ve heard the phrase “flipping the classroom” being thrown around.  We know that trends come and go in education about as often as front runners for the Republican presidential nomination.  While I think we should be wary of jumping onto every pedagogical bandwagon that comes along, it is becoming clear that flipping the classroom is a worthwhile idea with staying power.

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