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Hard to teach Biology Concepts

Hard to teach Biology Concepts Book
Author : Susan Koba,Anne Tweed
Publisher : NSTA Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 193353141X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This well-researched book provides a valuable instructional framework for high school biology teachers as they tackle five particularly challenging concepts in their classrooms, meiosis, photosynthesis, natural selection, proteins and genes, and environmental systems and human impact. The author counsels educators first to identify students' prior conceptions, especially misconceptions, related to the concept being taught, then to select teaching strategies that best dispel the misunderstandings and promote the greatest student learning. The book is not a prescribred set of lesson plans. Rather it presents a framework for lesson planning, shares appropriate approaches for developing student understanding, and provides opportunities to reflect and apply those approached to the five hard-to-teach topics. More than 300 teacher resources are listed.

Hard To Teach Biology Concepts Revised 2nd Edition

Hard To Teach Biology Concepts  Revised 2nd Edition Book
Author : Susan Koba,Anne Tweed
Publisher :
Release : 2014-09-01
ISBN : 9781938946486
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

You know it's tough to convey some foundational biology concepts. This thoroughly revised book is designed to support you as you plan and implement NGSS-aligned lessons that will engage students with biology concepts that many find especially challenging. The book is organized into two parts that feature an instructional framework and resources that support framework implementation and is designed for both veteran teachers and newcomers to the classroom. Part I, The Toolbox, introduces a research-based Instructional Planning Framework that helps you to understand the learning needs your students bring to class, incorporate appropriate teaching strategies and interpret the framework and teaching tools through the lens of NGSS. Part II, Toolbox Implementation, models use of the framework with four -hard-to-teach topics, all different from the ones in the book's first edtion. Contributing authors show you how the framework helps teach the NGSS's four disciplinary core ideas: growth and development of organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution. As the contributing authors make clear, the teaching models are specific and help to make student thinking visible, but they don't presume to dictate what's right for you. Rather, the book will open your mind to fresh, effective ways to help biology students deepen their conceptual understanding based on what works best for them and you in today's classrooms.

Hard to Teach Science Concepts

Hard to Teach Science Concepts Book
Author : Susan B. Koba,Carol T. Taylor Mitchell
Publisher : NSTA Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1936137453
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Authors Susan Koba and Carol Mitchell introduce teachers of grades 3OCo5 to their conceptual framework for successful instruction of hard-to-teach science concepts. Their methodology comprises four steps: (1) engage students about their preconceptions and address their thinking; (2) target lessons to be learned; (3) determine appropriate strategies; and (4) use Standards-based teaching that builds on student understandings."

Teaching Science Through Inquiry Based Instruction

Teaching Science Through Inquiry Based Instruction Book
Author : Terry L. Contant,Joel E. Bass,Arthur A. Carin,Anne A. Tweed
Publisher : Pearson
Release : 2017-02-06
ISBN : 9780134516790
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134515471. For an undergraduate level course in science education Teaching Science Through Inquiry and Investigation provides theory and practical advice for elementary and middle school teachers to help their students learn science. Written at a time of substantive change in science education, this book deals both with what's currently happening and what's expected in science classes in elementary and middle schools. Readers explore the nature of science, its importance in today's world, trends in science education, and national science standards. The Thirteenth Edition is expanded to include information about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Performance Expectations for all elementary grade-level activities as well as the National Science Education Standards (NSES). Additionally, the book strives to present manageable ways to successfully bring inquiry into the science classroom by relating A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas and the 5E Instructional Model. Each chapter ends with suggested discussion questions and professional practice activities to encourage reflection and extend learning. New NGSS-aligned classroom activities provide examples of instruction that interweave the three dimensions of science. The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with embedded videos, assessment quizzes, and an activity library. The Enhanced Pearson eText* is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad� and Android� tablet.** Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. **The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Designing and Teaching the Secondary Science Methods Course

Designing and Teaching the Secondary Science Methods Course Book
Author : Aaron J. Sickel,Stephen B. Witzig
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-04-13
ISBN : 9463008810
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The improvement of science education is a common goal worldwide. Countries not only seek to increase the number of individuals pursuing careers in science, but to improve scientific literacy among the general population. As the teacher is one of the greatest influences on student learning, a focus on the preparation of science teachers is essential in achieving these outcomes. A critical component of science teacher education is the methods course, where pedagogy and content coalesce. It is here that future science teachers begin to focus simultaneously on the knowledge, dispositions and skills for teaching secondary science in meaningful and effective ways. This book provides a comparison of secondary science methods courses from teacher education programs all over the world. Each chapter provides detailed descriptions of the national context, course design, teaching strategies, and assessments used within a particular science methods course, and is written by teacher educators who actively research science teacher education. The final chapter provides a synthesis of common themes and unique features across contexts, and offers directions for future research on science methods courses. This book offers a unique combination of ‘behind the scenes’ thinking for secondary science methods course designs along with practical teaching and assessment strategies, and will be a useful resource for teacher educators in a variety of international contexts.

The Core Concepts of Physiology

The Core Concepts of Physiology Book
Author : Joel Michael,William Cliff,Jenny McFarland,Harold Modell,Ann Wright
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-02-20
ISBN : 1493969099
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers physiology teachers a new approach to teaching their subject that will lead to increased student understanding and retention of the most important ideas. By integrating the core concepts of physiology into individual courses and across the entire curriculum, it provides students with tools that will help them learn more easily and fully understand the physiology content they are asked to learn. The authors present examples of how the core concepts can be used to teach individual topics, design learning resources, assess student understanding, and structure a physiology curriculum.

Writing Intensive

Writing Intensive Book
Author : Wendy Strachan
Publisher : University Press of Colorado
Release : 2008-04-01
ISBN : 0874217040
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In one of the few book-length studies of a major post-secondary writing-across-the-curriculum initiative from concept to implementation, Writing-Intensive traces the process of preparation for new writing requirements across the undergraduate curriculum at Simon Fraser University, a mid-sized Canadian research university. As faculty members across campus were selected to pilot writing-intensive courses, and as administrators and committees adjusted the process toward full implementation, planners grounded their pedagogy in genre theory—a new approach for many non-composition faculty. So doing, the initiative aimed to establish a coherent yet rhetorically flexible framework through which students might improve their writing in all disciplines. Wendy Strachan documents this campus cultural transformation, exploring successes and impasses with equal interest. The study identifies factors to be considered to avoid isolating the teaching of writing in writing-intensive courses; to engender a university-wide culture that naturalizes writing as a vital part of learning across all disciplines; and to keep the teaching of writing organic and reflected upon in a scholarly manner across campus. A valuable case history for scholars in writing studies, WAC/WID, and curricular change studies.

Concepts of Biology

Concepts of Biology Book
Author : Samantha Fowler,Rebecca Roush,James Wise
Publisher :
Release : 2018-01-07
ISBN : 9789888407453
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs information presented in a way that is easy to read and understand. Even more importantly, the content should be meaningful. Students do much better when they understand why biology is relevant to their everyday lives. For these reasons, Concepts of Biology is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand.We also strive to show the interconnectedness of topics within this extremely broad discipline. In order to meet the needs of today's instructors and students, we maintain the overall organization and coverage found in most syllabi for this course. A strength of Concepts of Biology is that instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Concepts of Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand--and apply--key concepts.