In this episode, Dr. Eve Manz discusses supporting our students to engage with scientific uncertainty. She discusses ways we can structure our learning environment and questioning techniques to guide our younger students through dealing with scientific uncertainty.
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"First and foremost, what I value is learning environments where elementary students are respected and valued, where their ideas, concerns and ways of speaking are the stuff of science practices—rather than us thinking that we need to make them into little scientists us recognizing that the ways they're thinking and acting are scientific." [2:00-2:15] Dr. Eve Manz
"It's generally most effective not to say everything's up for grabs and everything's uncertain, but to think ahead about what needs to be in common, what supports do we want to provide around certain choices that will allow everyone to be on the same page, and then what are these places in the investigation where uncertainty is likely to be most productive for students." [19:05-19:30] Dr. Eve Manz
"I think that you have to as a teacher force yourself to be more comfortable with uncertainty." [20:53-20:59] Dr. Eve Manz
"Make sure there's something puzzling and unexpected. Make sure there's something for people to disagree about. And make sure they have a reason to compare. And then you'll get those practices going. And then you can tell kids, 'oh hey, this is what scientists do.'" [25:20-25:35] Dr. Eve Manz
Her faculty profile: http://www.bu.edu/wheelock/profile/eve-manz/
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/eveimanz
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