What are they thinking? Where did they get that idea?

Making Thinking Visible

Have you read “Making Thinking Visible”?  You should. It focuses on making student thinking visible to the teacher. While still learning to use the visible thinking routines, I really feel more conscious of students’ understandings than ever.  

Here is a sample activity that I adapted to fit my honor chemistry students’ needs:

JCE 91.07—July 2014 Issue Highlights

Journal of Chemical Education July 2014 Cover

Passion for and Dedication to Chemistry and Education
The July 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers at The July issue features a tribute to J. J. Lagowski, green chemistry principles, book recommendations for the summer, organic chemistry in action, computation chemistry experiments, resources for teaching fluorescence spectroscopy.

Reading Non-Fiction Within a Grade 10 Chemistry Class

As chemistry teachers, there are many ways we can relate our subject to the world around us. Linking with an effort to increase literacy at my school, I've started reading a non-fiction book with one of my chemistry classes titled, “The Case of the Frozen Addicts: Working at the Edge of the Mysteries of the Human Brain."

Guidelines On Determining And Reporting Significant Figures In Chemical Measurements

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A measured value has little or no true meaning and thus, it is useless, unless the figures (digits) in that value were deemed to be significant and the significant figures were properly determined and reported. Deciding the appropriate number of significant figures for the reporting of numerical data is not an obvious or easy task.

TA Handbook

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A valuable resource for helping to train teaching assistants, the TA Handbook is available for download at JCE ChemEd X as premium content for ChemEd X subscribers. It is no longer available in print.