Witness: January 6th Teaching Sciences in 2016 and Beyond
As we roll into 2016 on Witness, I thought it would be fitting to take a look toward the next generation again, and see how they are going to guide us into the environmental and science front into the future. This time, from the teacher’s perspective. My two good friends who will be on the show Wednesday night are both teachers in High Schools. They both are ex-aquarium employees as well, so they have had years of field and laboratory experiences to draw from in the classroom. These two guests (Not to be named), both have extremely strong environmental ideals, and try to guide the classroom discussions and lessons into hands on learning experiences designed to guide students into critical thinking and good scientific practices.
I am looking forward to getting an honest perspective on how they see their prospective students becoming the future scientists of America. I’ll be asking some tough questions about lessons, common core, “No child left behind learning”, etc. I really want to know if these students are prepared to become the future, or if they are going to become the next unprepared voters of America.
Do the kids recycle, how can you teach this? What’s more important, Grades, test scores or life lessons? I look back to my own middle and High school years, and the missed opportunities I see now in retrospect. Will these kids be in the same position when they have kids of their own?
On Wednesday January 6th at 9pm est,8pm cst and 6pm pst. We look forward to you joining us. If you would like to join the conversation visit our chat room on our web page or call in to our studio number 1 -949-534-0637.