Teacher Education • Gas Laws [under construction]
We have two teacher education series on this website. This one models a full unit aimed at middle school physical science. Both of these units demonstrate our “apprenticeship” system for getting our new teachers to take up Ambitious Science Teaching. As this unit unfolds during the methods class, I model the four core sets of practices.
What you see in these videos is certainly not all that goes on in the methods class. We have discussions about many aspects of teaching, equity, assessment, classroom management, etc., that do not appear in this series. And, the methods instructor cannot be the only one in the system advocating for ambitious teaching. The vision has to be shared by others in the teacher education program and the cooperating teacher, with whom the novices will test out their skills in real classrooms.