Students should drive their own learning. Drew Ising, another biology teacher from Baldwin High School, joins the PLC to discuss how the NGSS framework calls for letting our students take the lead in our classroom. We must guide students as they build understanding and skill, but how do we deal with misconceptions and incomplete understanding without removing their control over the process?
Later, our listener community has submitted an article on departmental culture. Research suggests that the effects of bad employees are disproportionately large. How do we actively participate in constructing productive department and building culture? Some encouraging research out of New York shows that we can have big impact with attainable policy changes.
- First Segment – 2:30 – Student Agency in Curriculum
- Second Segment – 26:17 – Developing Professional Culture
Introductory Biology and AP Biology
Baldwin High School - Baldwin, KS
- Addressing the epistemic elephant in the room: Epistemic agency and the next generation science standards
Miller, E., Manz, E., Russ, R., Stroupe, D., & Berland, L. Addressing the epistemic elephant in the room: Epistemic agency and the next generation science standards. Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
Dimmock, S., & Gerken, W. (2018, March 05). Research: How One Bad Employee Can Corrupt a Whole Team. Harvard Business Review.
Dobbie, W., & Fryer Jr, R. G. (2013). Getting beneath the veil of effective schools: Evidence from New York City. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(4), 28-60.
- NGSS Framework
- Buck Institute for Education
- Delta32 HIV Resistant Mutation (Nature Education)
- Is Fraud Contagious? Co-Worker Influence on Misconduct by Financial Advisors (Dimmock 2017)
- Do Police Matter? An Analysis of the Impact of New York City’s Police Reforms (Kelling 2001)
- The Problem with “Broken Windows” Policing (Frontline)
We drink KBS, a bourbon barrel-aged chocolate coffee stout from Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI.