Pedagogy

Why U?

by Aragon Burlingham - 03/22/2017

Steve Goldman is the founder of Why U which develops animated videos teaching the fundamentals of math and science (Wiki link). Steve focuses on conceptual rather than procedural understanding leading…

Science Fair Season is here …

by Aragon Burlingham - 01/10/2017

Well, it is that time again – kids come home clutching their science fair sheet with instructions and deadlines! Whilst many fear this time of year, I suggest you welcome…

EXOLAB: PLANT GROWTH ON INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

by Aragon Burlingham - 12/08/2016

                  Earlier this year I met Tony So who co-founded magnitude.io which is committed to 21st Century STEM* education, assisting the next generation of…

US students continue to lag peers on international math and science exam

by Aragon Burlingham - 12/06/2016

600,000 student across the globe were administered the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIIMSS). The average math score of US fourth-graders put them behind students in 10 systems: Singapore, Hong…

Thanksgiving Week with Kids

by Aragon Burlingham - 11/19/2016

Our family was chatting at breakfast this morning about the Thanksgiving week ahead. My son was staring our wall clock and asked an unrelated question: “Aragon, how many times a…

2015 NAEP Math test scores are in

by Aragon Burlingham - 10/28/2015

The 2015 scores for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are out. Below is a bar chart showing NAEP math scores for 4th and 8th graders for 2015. Several…

We Teach Science Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Month!

by Aragon Burlingham - 05/05/2015

We Teach Science is fortunate to work with many incredible teachers at our partner schools. Their dedication to their students’ education and well-being is inspiring, as is their support of We Teach…

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month?

by Aragon Burlingham - 03/31/2015

At WTS volunteers are the heart and soul of our tutoring and mentoring program, and we could not be more appreciative of this outstanding contribution of time, talent, good humor…

We Teach Science Celebrates Women’s History Month

by Aragon Burlingham - 02/27/2015

Did you know that Ada Lovelace is considered to be the founder of scientific computing and the first computer programmer? Or that Rosalind Franklin unveiled the structure of DNA?  …

We Teach Science Celebrates Black History Month

by Aragon Burlingham - 02/02/2015

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.  – Marian Wright Edelman Marian Wright Edelman is an American activist…