Lindsey Sönmez

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Science Teacher Writer Highlight: Lindsay Van Wyk

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on June 12, 2020

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. 

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Topics: science, teacher writers

World Oceans Day: 5 Ways to Take Action

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on June 05, 2020

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.

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5 Ways to Boost Student Engagement while Teaching Remotely

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on March 30, 2020

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?

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Topics: COVID-19, distance learning, student engagement

Science Learning at Home: K-5 STEM Activity Pack

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on March 20, 2020

We’re all in a strange place of uncertainty right now due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Schools have shut down, parents must balance remote work with childcare, and teachers are doing their best to maintain continuity of learning for their students.

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Topics: science, take home activities, COVID-19, distance learning, "STEM", "parents", "remote learning"

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching with Mathematical Discourse | Part 2

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on January 21, 2020

Last week, we discussed the “what” and “why” of using intentional discourse in the math instruction. Now, we’ll provide you with actionable tips and expectations to take into your classroom that will create a positive learning experience for both you and your students. 

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Topics: intentional discourse, math