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September 2021 | Classroom Commentary

Heterogeneous Chemistry Classrooms: Experiments in Desegregation
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How do we create community in a diverse chemistry classroom? How can our classroom dynamics lead to greater social justice in chemistry? ACS Conant Award winner Shea Wickelson shares stories and ideas from her experience teaching de-tracked high school chemistry.

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May 2021 | Classroom Commentary

A Green Opportunity: Recycling Agar from Diffusion Cubes

In this article, the author shares about a collaborative recycling opportunity that combined biology and chemistry. Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, a chemistry teacher and an AP chemistry student worked together to develop a method for recycling a large surplus of pink agar that had been collected after its use in a biology diffusion lab. The science department worked together to develop a method to reuse lab supplies and promote sustainability.

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March 2021 | Nuts & Bolts

Remote Teaching Strategies that Will Outlast the Pandemic
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In this article, the author reflects on four new teaching practices that he has successfully implemented in response to the current remote learning environment, and shares about how these strategies can continue to be valuable in the future.

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