Lindsey Sönmez

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Teacher Writer Spotlight: Bonnie Smith

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on September 21, 2020

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. 

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Topics: science, teacher writers

Celebrating the teachers that make it possible: Nicole Blakeslee

Posted by Lindsey Sönmez on July 22, 2020
Part of what makes STEMscopes a success is the amazing team of teachers that contribute their knowledge and expertise to help write our curriculum. We are so grateful for these teachers, and this month, we’d like to give a special thanks to Nicole Blakeslee.
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Topics: teacher writers

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