When you’re a teacher, your job is to tell students that they’re important and that the things they learn are important, and you need to be good at that, not bad at it.
That is why I’m writing a textbook for science teachers, so that they can write about things that matter, not just teach what matters to them.
If you are reading this article, you are one of the very few who have the opportunity to be a part of a global conversation on how we learn, think, and act.
For more than 25 years, I have been the co-founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Science Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and disseminating science education for all learners.
I am a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Teachers Association, the Society for Neuroscience Education, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
I received my PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and my master’s in psychology from the Columbia University School of Social Work.
I’ve taught for over 15 years at private and public elementary, high school, middle school, and post-secondary schools.
I have worked with educators and students in multiple capacities in nearly all states in the United States and across the globe, from preschool to college and beyond.
In addition to my own work, I co-founded and lead the Center on the History of Science in Education, an organization dedicated both to researching and presenting historical and contemporary evidence for scientific evidence and theory, and to educating our children and parents about how science and evidence is important.
I’m also co-author of the best-selling textbook for high school science teachers: The Science Of Learning: Science and Practice, and I’ve published numerous scholarly articles on the history of science in the classroom and online.
As a writer, educator, and parent, I’ve written for a variety of publications, including Scientific American, Science, The New York Times, Scientific American Magazine, Science Education Today, Science Teacher, Scientific America, Science News, Science Teachers College, Scientific Research, and Science Teacher Magazine.
My writing has appeared in multiple science and education publications, such as Science News and Science Teachers.
I’m currently the coauthor of a new book on the evolution of human behavior, titled The Evolution of Human Behavior: From Darwin to Einstein.
It is available for free at the link below: The Evolution Of Human Behavior.
On this podcast, I’ll discuss topics that relate to the teaching of science and learning in schools, including:What is evolution?
How does evolution relate to science?
How does evolution help teach science?
What’s the difference between the science of evolution and science of human learning?
How can teachers and educators use science in teaching?
What should teachers do when teaching science?
Are there any misconceptions about evolution and learning?
Are the answers to any of these questions true?