Author Archives: timothygoodwin

Teaching in Mismatched Shoes

I was out and about running errands late Wednesday afternoon. I stamped the snow off my feet before stepping inside, set my bags down, shed my outer wear, bent down and untied my shoes, slipped my feet out, reached down … Continue reading

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Teachers, Enough Already with “I do, We do, You do.”

In my role of teaching pre-service teachers about teaching, I hear this phrase a lot, from my students, practicing teachers, and my colleagues who teach in teacher ed programs: “I do, we do, you do.” It’s an easy way to … Continue reading

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Visualizing Electrons

Have you ever been wondering how you could visualize and understand the quantum nature of matter? Well I have. So here’s an attempt to use the starship Enterprise from Star Trek to visualize the nature of electrons.    

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The World Faces Significant Clima….Squirrel!

I’ve been trying to write about the report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since it was released on October 8th, but I’ve been so flummoxed by the generally collective “meh” I didn’t know where to start. In … Continue reading

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For Pete’s Sake, Give Them a Cookie

This is a repost of  a blog entry from June 2013. Do you know the children’s book, if you give a mouse a cookie? A boy gives a cookie to a mouse. Then the mouse needs a glass of milk. … Continue reading

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Teaching Empathy

It becomes more and more apparent to me that we need to increase the ability for one another to understand one another with compassion. I believe we can grow compassionate children by teaching empathy through nurturing acts of trust and … Continue reading

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Feeling Angry and Helpless

I am angry. There simply is no doubt that human activity is causing a rapid increase in global atmospheric and oceanic temperatures. Changes in temperature that we are seeing now, and predicting to occur in the next 100 years or … Continue reading

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