Episode 053: Kindness & Equity in the NGSS Classroom with Kathy Renfrew

 

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Summary:

Today’s guest Kathy Renfrew shares with us ways to incorporate NGSS in our classrooms using Social and Emotional Learning Standards. We go deeper into this quote from Kathy’s recent blog post, “If we have the goal of building equitable learning communities, we are making a step in the right direction. In this way we are modeling for our students, our colleagues, and our community what it means to be kind and just, and maybe, just maybe, #choosingkindness will become a part of who we all are.” 

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  • 02:15 - 05:00    Introduction to Kathy and her work
  • 05:30 - 15:00    Choosing kindness in the science...
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Episode 051: CER in the NGSS Classroom with Dr. Kate McNeill

 

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Summary:

The Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning (CER) model of argumentation is used in many science classrooms. Dr. Kate McNeill shares with us today tips, strategies, and tools that enhance this science and engineering practice of Engaging in Argument with Evidence. Don’t forget to check out the shownotes below for links to all the useful resources discussed in this episode and more!

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  • 01:30 - 05:00    Introduction to Kate & her work on CER (Claims, Evidence, Reasoning)
  • 05:30 - 08:30    How to help students with reasoning 
  • 08:30 - 10:30    The evolution of CER in the science education community
  • 11:00 - 15:30    How to go about teaching CER & CER across...
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