Why do *I* have to facilitate discussion? Facilitating book talks that start with student inquiry #uiwp2012 #PBLchat

When I started the year, I had 56 students in one of my sections and 50-some in another.  (Want to try your hand at trying to manage that classroom on the first week?)  As the year goes on, my classes get smaller, due to our transient student body at my school — kids move, transfer Read More …

UIUC’s Nano CEMMS summer institute: new “bridges” and new projects (some with sci-fi in mind!)

In my last post, I wrote about some of the amazing advantages our society may enjoy thanks to research being done right now in nanotechnology, specifically at the UIUC Nano CEMMS labs.  The nice thing about the UIUC Nano CEMMS UNITE institute is that I can use a lot of the resources that we worked Read More …