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 .  



How does standardized testing, merit pay and all the pressure that comes with them affect science education?   Nearly all students and teachers are familiar with standardized testing. These...
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There is only so much a teacher can do with their few hours of instructional time each week. More than ever, we need to encourage students to learn outside the classroom.   Luckily, learning...
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As teachers, we are always in a race to cover required content, but is winning that race really teaching our students the skills they need?   Many educators might face the dilemma of skills vs...
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All Science teachers have found themselves ready to begin a unit, but needing some fun or exciting lessons to really get the students engaged. You've probably searched the Internet for...
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There are times when my political leanings--my voter registration cards reads "Libertarian"--come into disagreement with my educational philosophy, and it can be very difficult to reconcile...
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As a parent and a techie, I have always struggled with how much time is too much for my children to spend in front of a screen.   My son enjoys playing video games, surfing child-friendly...
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Being a scientist-turned-educator and techie, it’s hard to avoid my inner geek.  Not only can I not avoid it, but now I've found the soundtrack for my inner geek life: Here Comes Science...
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As a science teacher, I'm bugging out over the latest research on microbes and how bacteria may be pupeteering people.   I guess it's human nature to think of all bacteria as harmful or, at best...
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Who is ready to hang ten on Google Wave? I am. I am.   I am known among my friends and colleagues as an "early adopter"--someone who tries out new tools and technologies as soon as...
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As a techie, I couldn't be more excited for the iPad, but as a teacher, I wonder if its an anti-learning technology?   I am excited by the way the iPad can revolutionize the...
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