I was recently reading the September/October 2022 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the Editor’s Note column, written by Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn. She wrote a column entitled, “Joyful Science.”
Remember to plan lessons, follow the curriculum, and cover the content, but don’t forget that essential element in the planning — the students. Create space and time for them to find the joys in learning by figuring things out, debating, assessing data, developing arguments, and solving problems. Let’s find ways to make learning joyful.