Over the last few months, I’ve been involved with a project that I am very excited to finally share—I have been making a video series on topics related to integrating reading, writing, and science for the Georgia Department of Education. I’ve made two sets (with some overlap): one geared toward elementary teachers and administrators, and … More Integrating Reading, Writing, and Science—Videos!
I’m so excited to have the cover for Dog Science Unleashed: Fun Activities to Do with your Canine Companion It won’t come out until August, but you can pre-order from Amazon here or from IndieBound here. (Pre-orders are helpful for authors because they help determine how many copies a publishing house prints or how they allocate … More Cover Reveal!
I was at a science conference recently and overheard several conversations between teachers who were frustrated that science time was being cut at their school to allow for more time to drill reading, writing, and math. I came home and decided to put together one more video to directly address why that’s a loss for … More Getting Administrators Interested in Science
Schools are often short on physics teachers, so lots of teachers find themselves suddenly inheriting a physics class when they were trained in biology or Earth science. Did this happen to you? The American Association of Physics Teachers has your back. They are organizing an “E-Mentoring” program to help new teachers access resources and curriculum … More Teaching Physics for the First Time?
Here’s an adventure I would do in a heartbeat: spend the summer with 29 other teachers and scientists in Hell’s Creek, Montana on a dig site. You have to get to Montana, but after that, room and board and a $5000 stipend are provided. This opportunity is open to teachers from kindergarten all the way … More Paleontology—Go on a real DIG!
I attended GSTA’s E.L.I.P.S.E. 4.0 workshop last weekend, and went to some excellent sessions—I recommend attending next year if you are nearby. For that matter, if you are in driving distance of the University of North Georgia, I learned about another opportunity that you might take advantage of. One of the presenters, Dr. Carl Ohrenburg … More North Georgia (and surrounding areas): Cool Chemistry Show Opportunity
The national meeting of the National Science Teachers Association is in Atlanta this year (we’ve had a regional meeting before, but not the national). This is an outstanding opportunity for science teachers. Save yourself 30 bucks and register by February 9. That’s THIS FRIDAY! If you’re coming, I’d love to see you! I’m presenting on … More Countdown to the NSTA Early Bird Deadline
If you live in Georgia, Alabama or northern Florida (or in nearby parts), and you write for kids or dream of it, mark your calendars: March 10-11 is the annual Southern Breeze regional conference for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. This year is our Alabama conference (in Birmingham), which is my favorite … More Writers and Writers-to-be
My dear friend and photographer Emily Bruso helped me out with some new head shots recently, so I’ll be gradually updating my various pages and what-not. In the meantime, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and see what the masterpiece the Google Arts and Culture app would pair me with, and, unfortunately, it does appear … More New Headshots–Thanks Emily Bruso
One interesting sort of summer adventure involves spending the summer in a university of government research lab. These positions usually are paid (seems to be about $700/week on average), but don’t include travel, room, or board. The list below will get you started, but try searching your local university website for options near you. Fermilab: … More Real Research–with a paycheck–this Summer (2018)