About Blog

The purpose of this site is to share transformational science education resources. I define transformational resources as any  book, article, web site, video clip, report, tool, etc.. that:

a. will be highly likely to change or advance our thinking about effective science instruction.

b. can be used to support effective science teaching and learning for ALL kids.. not just a few kids.

And sometimes I just share cool science stuff.. I can’t help myself 🙂

What I did: Molecular biologist, elementary teacher, consultant, research coordinator, part-time lecturer, assessment writer, regional science coordinator, and district office science coordinator.100_0569_2

What I do: Consultant, science professional development provider, science advocate, part-time lecturer, student teacher supervisor, freelance science curriculum writer, blogger, and technology user.Photo 8

The opinions and thoughts expressed on this site are my own and in no way reflect those of my employers.

See the video embedded below where I talk a bit about digital leadership.


17 responses to “About Blog

  1. Hi Kirk,
    Unfortunately, science in primary schools is often a neglected subject. I’ve bookmarked your blog. It’s very informative. Thankyou for sharing your ideas and resources.
    Louise

  2. Kirk,

    This is a fantastic resource. I appreciate all your effort to keep those of us in the classroom informed. Thank you also for attending our district’s summer science technology institute. Your contributions were so valuable.

    Carrie Junke

    • teachscience4all

      Thanks so much Carrie- It is nice to hear that this blog is valuable. Please check in often- I try to post every day. Also please spread the word to other teachers.

      Have a great start to the school year =)
      Kirk

  3. Hi Kirk-

    Great resource, we’re in raging agreement on need. Another useful resource:

    Blog on the Universe at http://blogontheuniverse.org

    Read about the blog:
    http://blogontheuniverse.org/about

    Jeff Goldstein, Center Director, NCESSE

  4. Hey, Kirk! I’m the PR chick at Sylvan Dell Publishing. We’re an educational children’s book publisher, focused on a mission of “science and math through literature.” I’d love to send you some links/resources. Feel free to send me an email when you have a chance!

  5. Hi Kirk,

    Love your blog – it often sends people to mine at http://sciencevideos.wordpress.com when they click on possibly related posts.

    Good luck!

    Steve

  6. Dear Mr. Robbins,

    My name is Jill Randolph and I work with CityTownInfo.com, a website providing over 50,000 reference pages of real-world information on careers, communities, and colleges to our 10 million annual visitors.

    I was reviewing your blog and wanted to let you know that we have just released a free 64-page e-book we think you and your visitors may find interesting. An article and press release published recently provide additional information as well as commentary from a fellow webmaster and blogger who has linked to the e-book. Our e-book provides a candid, real-world perspective on the elementary teaching profession via interviews with 25 teachers from grades 1 through 5, across a variety of disciplines including reading specialists, PE, and music teachers, to name a few. The book offers advice, tips, best and worst parts of the job, as well as words of wisdom, inspiration and caution from working teachers. One quote from the book:

    “Many people think that because the school day ends at 3 PM teachers just leave, but, the truth is, we stay late and often put in more than an eight-hour day. Almost always we take work home with us. Yes, we do have summers off, but we are constantly thinking about the school year to come and working on our skills.”

    Yours is one of the very first blogs we are reaching out to, so that you may share this relevant information with your visitors. We hope you’ll take a bit of time to review the book – it’s a fairly quick read – and then consider passing along your thoughts to your readers. We can provide you with cover art images in various sizes if you would like and we recommend linking to the page containing the eBook (http://www.citytowninfo.com/employment/elementary-school-teachers).

    Thank you for your time and consideration. If I can answer any questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Sincerely,


    Jill Randolph


    jrandolph@citytowninfo.com
    http://www.citytowninfo.com

  7. Amanda Trewartha

    Mr. Robbins –
    I am a 7th/8th grade science teacher in Illinois. I’m working on getting my masters degree and I’m creating a WikiEd page about Foldables. I was wondering if I could site your source and use your name in my project. It would only be viewed by other students through the University of Illinois education program. Thanks for your consideration. I really like all the resources you provide and your blog is very interactive. My husband is a website specialist and his critical eye has rubbed off on me, but I could only say good things about this blog. Your design is great and it is very user friendly.

    • Amanda Trewartha

      Forgot to end that post. Sorry.
      Sincerely,
      Amanda Trewartha

    • Hi Amanda,
      Yes- please feel free to share anything on the Science for All blog. If you are willing- I would love to share the wiki that you create on foldables resources.
      Good luck with your project =)

      Kirk

  8. Hello!! Amanda Trewartha actually happens to be my science teacher, and the best one I’ve ever had (just thought I’d add that). But I really love science and I really enjoy your website!!

    Sincerely,
    Hannah Pearson

  9. Hi Kirk, we would love to hear your thoughts over at science3point0.com where we have groups on education 2.0.

    Great blog, keep it up.

    Mark

  10. Kathryn Strojan

    Kirk,
    I am totally bummed that it’s taken me this long to get on your blog but I am making up for lost time. I got a lot out of a professional development day you did for our District last year and wanted to thank you for such great resources.

    • Thanks for the kind words Kathryn,
      It’s always good to hear that the PD and resources are useful and meaningful to teachers. Hope you will keep checking in on the blog and I’m looking forward to a return visit to Tahoma 🙂

  11. I am interested in taking my national board certification, but would
    like to encourage the National Board to create a new category for
    science-Early and Middle Childhood, much like an Elementary PE teacher.

    I have been told that these new certification areas are based on
    demand. They will create one if the demand is there. If you are
    interested, please contact NBTC at
    http://cis.nbpts.org/nbpts/form.noncandidate.v2.php
    Fill out the form stating that you would like them to create a new
    certificate area. If they get enough demand, they will respond by
    creating new standards.

    If anyone has further information in this area, it would be greatly
    appreciated. The current science certificate is 11-15 year olds.

    Joanne Burkett
    Science Specialist
    Sunrise Elementary
    14075 172nd Ave. NE
    Redmond, WA 98052
    jburkett@nsd.org

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