Five Characteristics of an Effective Science Teacher–Do You Have Them?

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by Meenakshi Sharma Rather than have students memorize definitions and facts about a science topic such as light, an effective teacher today would have students investigate various types of objects under sunlight and flashlight. Students would collect evidence to understand how light helps them see, and they’d experiment with different materials to understand how and why shadows are made. This shift is a result of the Next Generation Science Standards, which aim to define a uniform vision for college and K-12 science education across the country. Introduced in 2013, the standards move away from emphasizing scientific vocabulary and facts recorded in textbooks […]
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