NGSNavigators Podcast Encore #16 - Tamashi Hettiarachchi

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We have officially introduced Tamashi Hettiarachchi as the next host of the NGSNavigators Podcast, but we want to take the time to make sure our audience has the opportunity to get to know her and learn more about her experience and expertise in science education.

Tamashi previously appeared on Episode 54 of the NGSNavigators Podcast. In this episode, she spoke with Margaret about task-based discussion and strategies for orchestrating it in the classroom. Check out the original post for more resources on this topic.

A quote from Episode 54:
"In the end, the goal is for the class discussion to become an evidence-based explanation for whatever phenomena you present to the class. And I think especially in this kind of productive talk is something that's new to the classroom, and it's important to remember that this type of talk is new for your students and new for you as a teacher, so the transition takes...

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Episode 054: 5 Practices for Orchestrating Task Based Discussion with Tamashi Hettiarachchi


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Meet pre-service teacher Tamashi Hettiarachchi. She shares with us her experiences & resources she finds helpful in learning how to teach NGSS. Her passion and energy is contagious. Listen and then check the show notes for links to the resources mentioned in the show.

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Show Highlights

  • 03:05 - 05:25    Meet Tamashi and learn why she decided to become a teacher
  • 05:25 - 08:35    AntU professional development resources
  • 08:35 - 10:45    What it's like to be a pre-service teacher today
  • 10:45 - 21:10    5 Practices for Orchestrating Task Based Discussions in Science
  • 21:15 - 23:00    Applying the...
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