Teaching Emerging Scientists: Professional Development Guide to Teaching K-2 Science by Pamela Fraser-Abder provides science content and process, curriculum, instruction, and pedagogy as well as a venue for reflective thought, deliberate action, and experimentation. It assists teachers in developing, implementing, and evaluating their science teaching and their students’ science learning.
As teachers complete the reflections in this book, they will explore the what, why, and how they teach; their deep-seated, often unconscious feelings toward science teaching and learning; and their views on who has ownership of science through their science autobiography and other reflection opportunities. With the information and tools in this book, readers will evolve into outstanding, confident teachers of emerging scientists.
‘’A step by step guide that will improve science … If teachers really want to improve their science teaching, this book will do the trick!The author has a very good grasp of an elementary classroom and writes well for a teacher audience.’’ -Jamie Barnett, Science Coordinator, Cherokee County Schools, Murphy, North Carolina
‘’With the emphasis on teaching science and the required hands-on lessons, I would recommend this text as a book study for a school.’’ -Nancy B. Smoot, Kindergarten Teacher, Clemmons Elementary School, Clemmons, North Carolina
‘’Excellent examples – very, very useful for in-service teachers.’’-Pascale Creek Pinner, Science Department Chairperson, Hilo Intermediate School, Hilo, Hawaii