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Strategies for Teaching Something New

Science Scope -- September 2004

It is the beginning of another school year and, after teaching sixth-grade life science for 15 years, you are now asked to teach eighth-grade Earth science! Panic sets in and you begin to feel like a first-year teacher all over again. The following strategies, which highlight best practices observed from teachers in actual classroom settings, will help teachers get the year off to a good start.
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