Revisiting “Bring the Pain”

Ok, so a couple of posts ago, I talked about getting girls and minority children interested in and focused on learning science and considering careers in science.  I spoke rather passionately about my science hero, Neil Degrasse Tyson.  Lo and behold, if he didn’t say something brilliant and someone record it for all the universe…

Better Professional, Better Lesson

I received an email from Better Lesson today. They’re looking for master teachers in science to begin creating lessons and providing resources that align with the Next Generation Science Standards. (NGSS).  Although I’m not quite qualified for the position, I applied anyway.  Yes, I’m a member of the National Education Association (the sponsoring organization), yes,…

Bringing the “Pain”

I’ve made a few decisions in my career that have been controversial in my circle of academical aware people.  After all, years ago, I made the conscious choice to be a scientist, knowing being a woman in science would be hard.  I also knew being black would add to the mix, and its been very…

Conference Season and the Connected Learner

Time to switch gears. Being a connected educator is great, but I am also a learner, right?  I registered for the ISTE conference in Atlanta in June.  I’m excited!  I’ve been to business and industry related conferences before; they’re always informative and great networking opportunities. This one feels different though.  Perhaps because I’m focusing my professional energy…