Teaching Teachers to Fish

Teaching Teachers to Fish

I am no longer surprised when an elementary teacher tells me that their school has decided to use science block for community building. Nor am I surprised when a high school teacher announces they want their students to finally do an experiment this quarter. And I am...
My Big Project- Science Biographies Collection

My Big Project- Science Biographies Collection

Today, a plan 7 years in the making comes to fruition. In 2013, I read a statistic that said the majority of students graduate high school having never completed a nonfiction text. When I searched this morning it on google, I came up dry but did find these scary stats...
Inquiry in the Age of Coronavirus

Inquiry in the Age of Coronavirus

Many of the teachers we work with voice that they are struggling to make science hands-on and inquiry-based while remote or hybrid teaching. Absenteeism, the physical challenges of recording hybrid lessons, curriculums designed to be delivered over Zoom, and a slew of...
the Win-Win-Win-Win-Win

the Win-Win-Win-Win-Win

A confession: I am one of those people who excessively repeats things I hear on NPR.  Last year, Mark Lloyd’s efforts to provide portable toilets to homeless Seattleites included the quote “If you have moral clarity, you aren’t in deep enough.” Which I love. Or...
The Problem of “One More Thing”

The Problem of “One More Thing”

“This sounds great, but it’s one more thing, and I just don’t have time for that.” In the past three years building STEM Library Lab, this one sentence has continually flummoxed me. Today I want to dive into the problem of “One More Thing.” As a teacher, this...
Resourcing the Under-resourced

Resourcing the Under-resourced

For my first ever STEM Library Lab blog post, I want to introduce a phenomenon that we have encountered in a variety of contexts, entwined in our work to combat systemic inequities in New Orleans public schools. STEM Library Lab has a deliberate equity mission; we...