Reflecting our Maker: Teaching Science through Maker Experiences

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D-cell batteries power a flickering of miniature light bulbs across a kindergarten classroom. Intermittent, high-pitched alarms sound as little fingers discover the joy of closing their own circuit. These sounds are not the result of an electrician at work. Rather, early-elementary students are exploring and testing new-found theories in electrical circuitry in the Makers session […]

Across the Curriculum, Across the Hall

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I am a product of Christian education from kindergarten through college. I loved my education and am grateful for how it shaped my knowledge and worldview. When I began teaching in a Christian school straight out of college, however, it “got real, real quick.” Being responsible for helping students to see God in every subject […]

Relational Virtues in the Science Classroom

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In my first few years of teaching, nothing made me more nervous than when students asked science questions I couldn’t answer. I’d be teaching about energy and someone would raise his hand and ask about nuclear power plants—something that wasn’t in my lesson plan for that day or included in that unit at all. In […]