Informal Science Learning Through Zoos, Science Centers, and Museums – How to Make the Most of Your Visit

In a previous article, I was discussing informal learning through real life experiences, mentoring, and trying to learn via YouTube. I spoke of one of my mentors, Dr. Gary Holliday, at The University of Akron. Dr. Holliday sat on my dissertation committee, and is a wonderful mentor to graduate students who focus on STEM education. I […]

Deeper Learning for Student Mastery #Infographic | #connected

Any teacher who loves The Scientific Method has to love The Deeper Learning Model. The Deeper Learning for Student Mastery Infographic covers the six competencies of The Deeper Learning Model, and shares strategies for using these competencies to make student learning more empowering, effective, and meaningful. As any STEM teacher knows, students learn by doing. And they […]

Salt makes you sick….. right?

I discussed with my Natural Science Biology students yesterday the evolutionary role that craving fatty foods takes in our obesity problems today. This is also the reason we crave salty foods, or sweet foods. I found some great articles about why humans crave salt, and why we can’t live without it. Just like food – […]