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Becoming Scientists: Inquiry-Based Teaching in Diverse Classrooms, Grades 3-5
Contributor(s): Bresser, Rusty (Author), Fargason, Sharon (Author)

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ISBN: 1571109781     ISBN-13: 9781571109781
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
OUR PRICE: $30.80  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: July 2013
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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Education | Elementary
- Education | Professional Development
Dewey: 372.350
LCCN: 2013011208
Age Level: 8-10
Grade Level: 3-5
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 7.3" W x 9.1" (0.90 lbs) 180 pages
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Table of Contents
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Bresser, Rusty: -

Rusty Bresser first became interested in teaching while doing anthropological research on children and families in a rural farming community in French Polynesia. His interest in applied anthropology led him to the Teacher Education Program at the University of California at San Diego. After graduating from UCSD, Rusty began his teaching career at The Children's School, a small private school in San Diego, California that was based on the British Infant Schools' model of child-centered education. Seven years later, Rusty made the move to public schools where he taught grades kindergarten through sixth grade, rounding out his twenty years as a classroom teacher before moving on to higher education where he teaches today.

Currently, Rusty is a lecturer and supervisor of teacher education in the Education Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego. He teaches mathematics and science courses to graduate students, education courses to undergraduates, and supervises student teachers. He is also a mathematics consultant for Math Solutions at Scholastic. Rusty is interested in issues of equity and social justice in math and science education.

Rusty has authored and co-authored several books for Math Solutions and Scholastic, and has published articles for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics journal, Teaching Children Mathematics. In 2010, he and his co-authors Kathy Melanese, Carolyn Felux, and Christine Sphar received the Golden Lamp award from the Association of Educational Publishers for their multi-media learning resource, Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class.

Fargason, Sharon: -

Sharon Fargason is a classroom teacher at Fay Elementary School in San Diego, California. She is interested in fostering and growing the natural curiosities that children develop as they learn about and interact with the world. She also teaches literacy and math methods courses to graduate students at Brandman University.

Although Sharon began college with dreams of practicing psychology, she entered the teaching program after working with the homeless population in San Diego. Sharon graduated from the Teacher Education Program at the University of California in San Diego.

Sharon says that she enjoys teaching "because every day is an opportunity to watch students grow and learn."

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