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Lively Science Teaching suggests that teachers who are responsible for science instruction should develop a program that meets the needs of the students without exceeding the teacher's energy. Teachers should use unit plans, outline the year's program, plan in advance what learning experiences will be provided, and combine curriculum with common objectives. Guidelines for planning a science program are supplied.
Making Education Work takes the combined efforts of school and home as well as reading, phonics, math, writing, science, and homework. Hard work and self-discipline are keys to student success. Teachers must be knowledgeable about the curriculum, involve students in their own learning, use effective teaching techniques, communicate high expectations to their pupils, and work with parents. A rigorous and firmly structured curricula is critical.