CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning)

CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) is an approach to teaching students to think and write scientifically. It helps students connect their conclusions to the purpose of the investigation and develops their reasoning skills. CER can be used in a variety of ways and is particularly helpful when implementing it into labs. There are many NSTA ADI … Read more

Formative Assessment Examples

Students can learn a lot from formative assessments, as they give teachers a quick glimpse into how well they’re grasping the lessons and what needs to be addressed. Here are some time-tested formative assessment examples to use when you need to monitor student comprehension during your classes. These techniques are easy to implement and provide … Read more

​What is Service Learning?

Service learning is an educational approach that connects experiential learning with community service or volunteerism. It teaches students to apply what they have learned in the classroom and improves academic outcomes. It helps make shared communities happier, healthier places for everyone. It also strengthens school-community partnerships and encourages civic engagement. It is a learning experience … Read more