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Teacher Writer Spotlight: Susan G. Galvan

Posted by Lesly Gregory on August 23, 2021

It’s all about the science for Susan G. Galvan. Not only has she worked in science education practically her whole career, but she also loves analyzing data. You can’t get more scientific than that!

Susan G. GalvanRetired from teaching, Galvan is currently a science consultant in Texas. Her previous roles range from high school science teacher to science fair coordinator, science curriculum specialist, and more.

Having recently joined the STEMscopes team, Galvan is excited about all the work she gets to do. “I love all the different strategies we use to reach every learner,” she says. A true team player, her nominating colleague calls Galvan a “superb asset for the high school science writing team.” It’s her attention to detail, creativity, writing skills, and overall enthusiasm for the work that makes her such a valuable contributor to STEMscopes.

Galvan infuses her work with passion, but still has plenty left over when it comes to family. As the mom of two “wonderful sons and daughters-in-law,” she loves that her family is big and boisterous. According to Galvan, holidays are never boring with her crew.

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Topics: science, teacher writers

Teacher Writer Spotlight: Danielle Porterfield

Posted by Lesly Gregory on July 27, 2021

New to science writing, Danielle Porterfield is making an impression with her commitment to tackle new things. She puts passion and skill into every aspect of her work. Whether it’s with STEMscopes, or as a high school chemistry teacher, she's on it.

Danielle Porterfield“I have always wanted to get involved in content design and curriculum writing, so this was the perfect opportunity for me to work toward that goal,” says Porterfield. She began working with STEMscopes after the science instructional coach in her district brought it to her attention. Porterfield likes the work because so much “love and dedication” goes into each component for both teachers and students.

Staff, fellow writers, and the process itself have all allowed Porterfield to grow tremendously. The experience has proven to be both memorable and enjoyable, and she can’t wait to see the final product.

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Topics: science, teacher writers

Focusing on Social and Emotional Learning: Making a Pandemic Comeback

Posted by Lesly Gregory on March 22, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot for students across the country. They’ve spent time learning virtually, worked independently more often, and seen less consistency as they’ve moved in and out of classrooms. While its impact on academics remains a constant conversation, there are other developmental milestones to watch out for as we get closer and closer to normalcy.

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Topics: SEL