S1-02. Community and joy within K-8 science instruction: Desiré Whitmore

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This is a podcast episode titled, S1-02. Community and joy within K-8 science instruction: Desiré Whitmore. The summary for this episode is: <p>In this <a href="https://amplify.com/science-connections-episode-s1-02/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">episode</a>, we join Eric Cross as he sits down with physicist and science education specialist, Desiré Whitmore. Listen in as Desiré explains her work at the Exploratorium, a public learning laboratory. Eric and Desiré discuss finding passion in science, the importance of connecting with students, and science instruction with real-life implementations to inspire K—8 students.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Quotes:</p><p><br></p><p>"I think it's really amazing when we can realize as teachers... our job is not just to enforce rules on our students... our job is is to help students achieve more learning."</p><p><br></p><p>Follow Desiré on <a href="https://twitter.com/DarthScience" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p><p><br></p><p>Learn more about the Exploratorium <a href="https://www.exploratorium.edu/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>!</p>
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In this episode, we join Eric Cross as he sits down with physicist and science education specialist, Desiré Whitmore. Listen in as Desiré explains her work at the Exploratorium, a public learning laboratory. Eric and Desiré discuss finding passion in science, the importance of connecting with students, and science instruction with real-life implementations to inspire K—8 students.