Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Nature of Science

Science makes a crucial distinction between Observation and Inference. Observations are descriptive statements about natural phenomena that are directly accessible to the senses, and about which several observers can easily reach consensus.  Inferences are statements about phenomena that are NOT … Continue reading

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2011-2012 School Calendar

Academic School Year = 185 Days Professional School Year = 199 Days First Day of School = August 29; Exhibition #1 = November 21 Term 2 Start = November 29; Exhibition #2 = March 7 Term 3 Start = March … Continue reading

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Thought Experiment

what is a thought experiment? is it appropriate for 8th Graders? can I apply it to Math? can I apply it to Science? can I use it as a teaching tool? http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/thought-experiment/ Thought experiments are devices of the imagination used … Continue reading

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Lessons to Remember for 2011-2012

Review, repeatedly, all IEP and 504 materials on all relevant students. This might be a great thing to do as I look over the lesson plans for the following week. Create a 4X6 card for every student: name, parents’ names, … Continue reading

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