Article Link: https://www.childcareexchange.com/article/reflection/5019053/A reflection on science teaching and learning
by author Mary Lynch
One of my fondest memories of the Master's program through the University of Colorado, Denver and Boulder Journey School was the day that Frances and David Hawkins came to one of my seminars to speak. I had read their work and heard stories about them from our Professor, Ellen Hall, but I was not prepared for the profound impact that meeting them would have on my life as a teacher, and the way I have felt about teaching ever since. The visit with Frances and David was not a typical graduate school lecture. In fact, the two spent more time listening than they did speaking. They wanted to hear our stories: what we remembered about our own education and why we wanted to become teachers. By giving us the opportunity to reflect on our experiences, we were able to learn a great deal.
I began to wonder why as a child I was uninterested in science in school, even though I was naturally drawn to the outdoors, loved nature, and was naturally inquisitive. It didn't take me long to realize that I probably gleaned more of my knowledge ...