No task is too complex or unfamiliar for Bonnie Smith, who joined our team of STEMscopes Science teacher writers at the start of this year. While she’s been with the Texas team for just seven months, Bonnie quickly stood out for her creativity, attention to detail, and willingness to take on new challenges. We are so thankful for teachers like Bonnie, and we’d like to show our appreciation by taking a closer look at her background and accomplishments in this month’s Teacher Writer Spotlight.
Topics: teacher writers
Overnight, COVID-19 created a demand for flexible lessons that can be taught virtually. Teachers everywhere are now being asked to develop new curricula for an unpredictable future. That's where STEMscopes science writers like Lindsay enter the picture.
Did you know that oceans make up 71% of Earth’s surface? Or that oceans contain 99% of Earth’s area that can be inhabited by plants and animals? That’s a lot of ocean! Unfortunately, pollution has taken an increasing toll on our planet’s largest bodies of water, putting the oceans and their inhabitants in grave danger.
Distance learning brings with it many adjustments, from settling into an at-home work environment and keeping kiddos occupied to managing assignments and establishing structure throughout the day. But with time, you and your students will get into a groove where your new, virtual form of instruction becomes (at least somewhat) the norm. Then comes another challenge: how do you keep students engaged from afar?