ARLINGTON, Va.--(Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher offers a philosophical framework for understanding the beginnings of scientific thinking in high school students. Teachers will find five real-life case studies—four of which are captured on videos on NSTA’s website—to help them practice recognizing, interpreting, and responding to the vital nuances of their own students’ thinking in real time.)--NSTA’s new book
“No one would find it strange to see a geologist poring over a single rock, or an entomologist over a moth, or botanist over a leaf. Examining a specimen closely can help scientists develop new understandings. That’s just what we hope to achieve in poring over moments of student thinking.”
Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher is ideal for teacher educators as well as current and preservice teachers. The book holds out the promise that when you consciously strive to help students work through their ideas about science, the result will be more effective instruction from you—and much deeper understanding for your students.
“No one would find it strange to see a geologist poring over a single rock, or an entomologist over a moth, or botanist over a leaf. Examining a specimen closely can help scientists develop new understandings. That’s just what we hope to achieve in poring over moments of student thinking.” —From Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher
About the Authors
Daniel Levin, a former middle and high school teacher, is on the science education faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park. David Hammer is a professor of education and physics and codirector of the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Andrew Elby is a professor of science education at UMCP. Janet Coffey serves as a program officer for science learning at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
You can browse sample pages of this new book for free at the NSTA Science Store website at www.nsta.org/store.
For additional information or to purchase Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher, visit the NSTA Science Store at www.nsta.org/store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 214-page book is priced at $29.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $23.95. (Stock # PB323X, ISBN # 978-1-936959-05-1)
The Arlington, Va.-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership includes more than 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in science education.
NSTA Press produces 20–25 new books each year. Focused on the preK–college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and sound teaching strategies.