Positively inspiring and shaping the students we teach is what makes teaching an amazing and worthwhile profession.
What we as teachers do in our job every single time we walk into the classroom is help shape the minds of the young. Hopefully, we do this in such a way that encourages our students to want to keep exploring, learning and finding answers they didn't have before. When children enjoy science it brings about a thirst for knowledge and finding answers. What we do in this book is show how you can be the best science teacher you can be, you can create a spark that ignites the desire for knowledge in such a way that the classes you teach will start to enjoy learning. Even with limited resources, you can get them questioning science, participating in classes with a fervour that they never had before, and wanting to keep on expanding their knowledge of how things work.
The book was written with a real passion for both science and teaching. The techniques are tested and proven, the results for your students will be outstanding. It's time to shine in your classroom and even in community events, so your students can understand how science affects how the world works, maybe one day they can make a significant scientific contribution thanks to you and the spark you helped ignite.
“This is by far the most engaging, cutting-edge and practical science book I’ve come across. Packed with eye-popping experiments, handy tools, great ideas and grounded in years of practical, down-to-earth educator insight from author Ben Newsome, this is a simple, fun and detailed, one-stop guide to creating an amazing STEM classroom.”
Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education in 2004 to deliver science education across Australia which now reaches 300,000 students a year with staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Canberra. He is a qualified science teacher, former CSIRO Education member, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2015 & 2016 Australian Small Business Education Services Winner and receiver of several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.
Ben is on the leadership team for the International Society for Technology in Education Interactive Video Conferencing group, an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW, contributes to the education advisory committee for the GWS Giants AFL team and the NSW Churchill Fellows Association committee. In 2012 Ben co-founded the non-profit Virtual Excursions Australia which has now grown to include over 40 major cultural institutions and departmental distance education managers to create collaborative video conference events and to share tips and tricks on best practice. In 2015 he co-founded another non-profit called the Pinnacle Education Collaborative, a network of over 30 cultural organisations in North America that deliver virtual excursions to schools, retirement homes, remand centers and more.
Ben is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences and presents at teacher professional development sessions for K to 12 science class delivery wherever possible. Putting together collaborative educational events with cultural organisations as well as the corporate sector is a major role these days which he thoroughly enjoys!
Title: Be Amazing: How to teach science the way primary kids love / Ben Newsome.
ISBN: 9780992317683 (paperback)
Science--Study and teaching (Primary)
Teaching--Methodology. Motivation in education.