I am glad to see that there are a few people who are trying to
keep this site active. As I mentioned, I did not know of this site last year
and it would have been a big help to have someone else to bounce ideas off of.
I am an 8th grade physical science teacher from Wisconsin and I think it is
wonderful to be able to communicate with other teachers from other states. I
have so many questions to ask that aren't even related to NB - like how are your
states approaching the national standards? Do you have a mandated graduation test?,
and What does your typical science class look like. We are in the middle of
a text book adoption, and I would be interested in feedback on what works in your
schools. We currently run a "hands on" program and only use a resource text. We
are looking at buying classroom sets of books again and using the rest of the
text book money for supplemental materials. Anything out there innovative and
I don't want to take away fromt the purpose of this site, but if anyone
wants to chat about general topics, I think it can sometimes help those who
are going through the process clarify what they are thinking and help them
to identify key ideas and activities.