Science Under the Microscope
Paul Cancellieri

A former marine scientist and 2-time Teacher of the Year, Paul has taught MS science in Raleigh for 8 years, leads his dept., coordinates tech integration & writes the blog Scripted Spontaneity .  



  With grants growing more competitive by the day, DonorsChoose still pays off.   It should come as no surprise that the current economic downturn, along with its impact on school budgets,...
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How did I let the New York Times and Bruce Springsteen get my educational goat on Thanksgiving?   Battling the fatigue of turkey-based tryptophan overdose and trying to tune out the barrage...
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When it comes to the school day, how long is too long?     Educational technology leader, Will Richardson, recently said “If you're not uncomfortable right now in education, you'...
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So, here we are at the end of another decade, and you find yourself asking the inevitable question: “What were the most important scientific breakthroughs of the Aughts?”   Well,...
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Thanks to new initiatives by President Obama, the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (collectively called the “STEM” fields) have been in the news more than ever...
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As Science continues to make discoveries and develop technologies to make our lives easier, universal scientific literacy becomes more and more critical to the functioning of our democracy.  The...
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How can we encourage teen girls to stick with math and science?   Studies have shown for years that up until the age of about twelve, girls are at least as likely as boys to show...
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In science, you’re always a student, even when you’re the teacher. I realized this by observing one lonely firefly.   As I watched a local population of little brown myotis bats wake...
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What makes humans different? Being teachers and loving it!   In a recent panel discussion I attended,  Alan Alda and the producer's of the PBS documentary, “The Human Spark...
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During the one-month summer break from, I was lucky enough to do some traveling with my family. We spent four days in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Grand Teton National Park in...
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