Books For Teachers

Clegg starts his writing with reasons why science can be a little scary. Journal articles and academic writing in general is stuffy and uses inflated words instead of simple-to-understand, everyday language. Science articles weren’t always written that way, and they certainly don’t need to be written that way, but it is custom and tradition now. It takes a bit of effort to sift through that language, but luckily, you don’t need to. You can be an effective and fun science teacher without the stuffy journals. Learn from reading popular books and science shows instead.

Clegg also talks about what science is and should be. Science is an adventure. It should be fun. It should fill you with wonder. Science tries to figure out how the universe works. That doesn’t sound so scary, right?

His first chapter talks about how to engage the kids in the lesson. People like people, so …