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Fourth Grade Teacher Does It Right & Makes It Big As She Gets Kids Excited About Learning

A few weeks ago, Steve Spangler received a tweet from an elementary school teacher: April Von Maxey teaches fourth grade science at Tavares Elementary School in Tavares, Florida. She is a tad biased, because it is also the school she attended…

Robotic Teaching Assistants Make Learning Fun in Washington Classroom

Very few teachers have teaching assistants who don’t ask for lunch breaks. Most won’t work for free either. Ted Gamble, a 3rd grade teacher at Meredith Hill Elementary School in Auburn, Washington, may have the most unique aides in his class. They…

Teacher Brings Love of Science to The Netherlands

Triscia is a high school math teacher from New York City who recently moved to The Netherlands. She began her career as a high school biology and chemistry teacher. In moving to Holland, she has reconnected with her true passion - science. As…
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Amazing Teacher Sends Snow to Zambia Students

Donna Kaufman is a first grade teacher at Louisa May Alcott School. She goes above and beyond to not only bring science into her Chicago classroom, but into a classroom in Zambia, South Africa. Zambia is located in central South Africa and…
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Spangler Science Ambassador Makes a Huge Mess in Minnesota!

Once a year, Education students at Northwestern University, in Minnesota, get the opportunity to make a huge mess and learn a lot about making teaching exciting along the way.  Spangler Science Ambassador, Lisa Schoneman normally teaches…

Space Camp for Teachers:

What do you call 102 teachers gathered together who are crazy about space science? Teacher Space Camp. I often write about my search for "amazing teachers" - teachers who truly inspire students to want to learn. Last week I paid a return visit…

Colorado Science Teacher of the Year

Just stick your head above the crowd and someone will shoot at it. One Colorado elementary teacher is getting hit in the head with flying film canisters powered by water and Alka-Seltzer... and the kids are being praised. Colorado Association…
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Amgen Award 2005 - Amazing Science Teachers Share Their Secrets

We all have attended our share of awards banquets and recognition dinners, but tonight's celebration was like none I have ever attended. Tonight I received the honor of getting to speak to the 2005 Colorado recipients of the Amgen Award for…