So, I got pneumonia in December and am looking forward to breathing again sometime in March. For a corrected list of future posts, see this updated post.
We’ve got lots of content to cover in the next six months. Here is a list of upcoming posts with dates.
December 6th - Growing the Gap
Why girls participant in STEM gets lower as they get older.
December 13th - They didn’t even know they were doing science
A story about the best science teachers and science students I’ve ever met. I guarantee it’s not what you’re thinking.
December 20th - Failure
Make a friend out of everyone’s worst enemy and reclaim the F-word.
December 27th - Don’t Reinvent the Wheel
Practical tips for doing science outreach
January 3rd - “Real Science” vs School Science
What kids think about the science they learn and the science they want to do
January 10th - Mindsets
An overview of Dweck’s research into how we thing about our own learning potential
January 17th - Self-Segregation: Only Girl in the Room
How stereotypes about science keep girls from joining in
January 24th - Logic Model!
An overview of how SPICE takes theory and puts it into practice
January 31st - Understanding obstacles to engaging with and enjoying science
Why your daughter doesn’t want to go to robotics club
February 7th - Science Identity Archetypes
Overview of original research on how girls think about scientists and their own ways of doing science from the SPICE Program
February 14th - Archetypes: Experts
How high achieving girls relate to science and how formal classrooms alienate them
February 21 - Archetypes: Inventors
Girls just want to have science that does good and makes cool stuff
February 28th Archetypes: Experimenters
Science as intrepid exploration
March 7 - Self-Efficacy and the Role of Social Persuasion
Role models and feedback in science
March 14th - Combating Instrumentalism
The importance of learning to love science as science and not just a tool
March 21 - Self-Efficacy - Vicarious Learning
Shared learning and peer-modeling
March 28 - Don’t hand out the supplies!
Practical tips for implementing science outreach with young children
April 4th - Why Can’t I Just Do Some Science With Kids?
The trap of expertise in teaching science to non-experts
April 11th - Self-Efficacy and Mastery Experiences
The best way to feel good about your ability to do the thing is to DO THE THING!
April 18th - Finding Opportunities and Framing Science
How to find opportunities for science engagement for your children/students
April 25th - Intersectionality
It’s not just gender. A wide range of factors influence kids choices around science
May 2nd - What can you say about your outreach at the end of the day?
How to evaluate your outreach efforts in a meaningful way without going insane.
May 9th - Figured worlds and celebrated subject positions
Creating a landscape that welcomes diverse students to the world of STEM
May 16th - So, you’ve got and gotten yourself involved in a science education controversy!
Learn how not to do what I did and how to handle criticism
May 23 - Making Opportunities
How to create opportunities for your kids/students to engage with science