The Brilliance Pages is a journal of articles and ideas gleaned from research, reading, and experience to help encourage and inspire great teaching.
Science Is Doing looks at why some teachers do not feel comfortable with hands-on learning in science class. However, science can't be effectively taught by worksheets and vocabulary alone. This article demonstrates how experimental work in science brings out the best in student performance. Also included are suggestions on how to teach students the art of questioning and proving their results.
Practical Ways to Improve Science Teaching helps to encourage students to choose majors in science programs. Factors to consider to improve science teaching include: teaching atmosphere (enthusiasm, empathy, collaboration) and student development and learning (student needs, structure).
Encourage Girls as Scientists asks teachers to continue to challenge the stereotype that exists both within and outside the classroom, and create an environment where girls are encouraged to reach their full potential in the study of the sciences. This can be done by providing role models, engaging parental help, fostering positive attitudes, providing mathematics encouragement, developing the curriculum, and providing hands-on learning experiences.