Tag Archives: science

The adventure draws close

My adventure at sea is almost here – in 30 hours I take off. I will be blogging on the official Teacher at Sea blog http://teacheratsea.noaa.gov/2013/lindquist.html  and invite you to come over there to join me. Following are pieces of … Continue reading

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How do you spell excitement?

As a little boy, I remember so well the anticipation of opening an intriguing Christmas present, of the thrill of getting a new bike, of the joy of going on a fishing trip with my dad. Several weeks ago, I … Continue reading

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I Can’t Solve the Problems of the World!

I must admit I sometimes struggle with my tendency to minimize the impact of the little that I am able to do on the world at large. I read of the Mother Theresas in the world and the selfless sacrifices … Continue reading

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Simple Joys

Often the simplest of things can become the richest sources of wonder. My 9 year old grandson was with us this past week for a visit from Michigan. As it being the holiday season, candles were plentiful. Grandma asked him … Continue reading

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Born Scientists

I have advocated for a long time that children are born natural scientists – overflowing with curiosity and wonder.  Their early lives are filled with experimentation as they wave their hands haphazardly until eventually landing in their mouth. Feeling quite … Continue reading

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Gentle Adversity

It feels good to work hard. Working hard engenders engagement, motivation, and a feeling of well-being. One summer during college I worked at the Environmental Learning Center (Wolf Ridge ELC) teaching a three-day class on orienteering to high school students … Continue reading

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Framework for Teaching: Principles of Engagement

I recently had the chance to share with students completing their student teaching some of the things I have garnered throughout my career that have served to inform my teaching. It was satisfying to be able to pull together these … Continue reading

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Framework for Teaching: The Power of Science for Engagement

I recently had the chance to share with students completing their student teaching some of the things I have garnered throughout my career that have served to inform my teaching. It was satisfying to be able to pull together these … Continue reading

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Framework for Teaching: The Power of Questions

I recently had the chance to share with students completing their student teaching some of the things I have garnered throughout my career that have served to inform my teaching. It was satisfying to be able to pull together these … Continue reading

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