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Move along.... nothing to see here.

Actually, since the new board does not allow tagging by anyone but the OP, I am having trouble keeping track of all the big posts I have written since Nov 2012. So I have decided to keep a running list here so that I can just send people to this post and not have to keep tracking down all the things I have written.

So, just ignore me while I go troll through all my 3000 posts to see what is valuable, and what is really not. It is going to be a mess for a while as I edit bit by bit over time.

Ruth in NZ


Big Picture Goals

Developing advanced reading skills in science
Science activities - setting goals and evaluating usefulness of activities posts 2, 3, 4, 14
Content, skill, and attitude goals for K-12 post 58
General ramblings in this thread: Science again...someone shoot me now

Individualized plans for authentic learning

 

Hands-on science plan for 7th grade using a discovery approach rather than follow-the-directions kit approach
Advanced science for a dyslexic child
Systematic unschooling for a student who dislikes most science programs
Designing a program using only resources you have and adapting for travel opportunities
Learning physics and chemistry under the umbrella of astronomy: post 15
Studying biology and earth science by way of gorillas and snakes post 16
Creating high school 'Science in Society' courses for non-STEM kids: posts 37 and 38
Physics for Poets: my attempt at a living books curriculum for physics
Defining the role you have to play. 7th grade science
Integrating language arts with science
Using bigfoot documentaries to seriously study pseudoscience post 21
conflicting thoughts about interest led vs having a plan

Resources
Help me assemble a complete list of science curricula/
Resources I use: post 62, 64, and 65

Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physics spines
Earth science videos we have seen
Hands-on ideas for Bio and Earth Science using nature study
Hands on without a curriculum

Scientific investigations
Scientific investigations with my 12 and 9 year old
Scientific investigations with my 11 and 8 year old
Shorter examples of scientific investigations: post 47, 48, 54, an 61, 65, 66 (and others on this thread)
Easy biology projects
How much help is too much help in a science fair project
Organizing a Science Fair

Topical Discussions
Answering questions about evolution

Nonscience stuff
How to work through progressively more challenging fiction
My evaluation of numerous writing curricula
Differentiating between unschooling and not educating

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More to do, getting tired.....

Elementary-age project descriptions in bio, earth sci, chem, and physics post 38 and 60
Getting started with a 1st grader
 
Foundational elements of Biology
 
What questions to ask yourself and your students to arrive at a plan: posts 4, 13,14,18, 23 - 27 http://forums.welltr...e/?do=findComment&comment=4513402; all posts in: http://forums.welltr.../?do=findComment&comment=4436605; all posts in http://forums.welltr...h/?do=findComment&comment=4431909 (for some reason it is reverting to the last post, just go to post #1)

My opinions about science education
What output is required: post 2 and 9 http://forums.welltr....d.php?t=412041 and post 8 http://forums.welltr....d.php?t=416977
Protecting your student from misinformation about how the scientific method works: post 90 http://forums.welltr....=263107&page=9

Still checking links
Designing a program using only resources you have and adapting for travel opportunities: posts 4, 13,14,18, 23 - 27 http://forums.welltr...e/?do=findComment&comment=4513402;
Systematic "unschooling" for a student who dislikes most science programs: all posts in: http://forums.welltr.../?do=findComment&comment=4436605;
Advanced science for a dyslexic child: all posts in http://forums.welltr...h/?do=findComment&comment=4431909
Learning physics and chemistry under the umbrella of astronomy: http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/445575-ds-has-found-that-he-loves-astrophysics-or-is-it-cosmology-or-astronomy-help/
Studying biology and earth science by way of gorillas and snakes post 16 in http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/445902-so-if-i-were-getting-panicky-about-logic-stage-science-and/
Creating high school 'Science in Society' courses for non-STEM kids: posts 37 and 38 in http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/450466-science-with-living-books-not-textbooks-can-it-be-done-at-the-hs-level/
Mixed ages for earth sci, chemistry, and physics. Reading focused. http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/446617-oh-ruth-i-need-help-with-science/
http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/452865-science-people-lewelma-help-me-design-preatty-please/

list of posts
more list of posts
Mixed ages for earth sci, chemistry, and physics. Reading focused

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Posting so I can find this forever . . . did you title it nm just so us looky-loos would find it?  You have to know I click on every thread you post in, Ruth!   ;)  :p

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Thanks everyone. Will change the title once I am done and the thread falls off the front page. It just seemed a bit presumptuous of me to make a big thread all about *me*!

 

And yes, Rose, I did wonder how many looky loos there would be; woke up to find 270 views for a nm thread! So you were clearly not the only one going snooping. (-: So much for a low profile.

 

Off tramping for a few days, but will continue the clean up when I get back.

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I should probably go and finish all the sorting. I got kind of tired out. 3000 posts is a lot to sort through!

 

I did change the title for a day, and then when it popped to the top again, I got all embarrassed. So I might just keep it as my nm thread.

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Silly Ruth!  You should rename it "Ruth's Pearls" or "Ruth's Wise Sayings" or something.

 

Or at least, "The stuff I've already told you guys a million times . . . so quit asking and read the thread already!"   :lol:

 

:grouphug: Thanks so much for sharing!  :grouphug:

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Silly Ruth!  You should rename it "Ruth's Pearls" or "Ruth's Wise Sayings" or something.

 

Or at least, "The stuff I've already told you guys a million times . . . so quit asking and read the thread already!"   :lol:

 

:grouphug: Thanks so much for sharing!  :grouphug:

 

I almost titled it "The stuff I've already told you guys a million times . . . so quit asking and read the thread already!" But I went for something less flashy.  :001_smile:

 

When are we going to see your list?

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Move along.... nothing to see here.

 

 

Well, of course I had to keep reading. . .(especially since YOU started this thread!).

 

Thanks for putting all this together (even if it was just for your own notes).  I'm happily benefiting from your need to be organized!

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Getting ready to help dc do their science investigations and need lots of help - remembered your posts, lewelma. Thanks for linking them all here!

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This is the best thread ever! I love your posts and now they are linked in one convenient thread. Thank you so much. I wish it could become a sticky.

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I just save my favorite threads in my browser bookmarks and then later organize them by subject in a Word document. I don't even know how to use the built-in features. I should probably figure that out one day.

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Thanks guys for the kind words.  I was thinking about doing a session at the WTM summer conference, but I really don't have time.  However, I sat for about 2 hours staring at the wall thinking about what I would talk about, and I came up with so much good stuff.  Perhaps while I am in school holidays I might have time to write....

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lewelma, when you do write out what you wanted to share please post a link in here so that I won't miss it.  Thank you for giving so much of your time to this community.

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I'm interested in whatever you have, be it a guide, a lecture, whatever!!!

 

Maybe future WTM online conferences?

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