Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Teaching Plate Tectonics Packet

The beta version of the Plate Tectonics Packet will be available on January 1, 2009!!

Many thanks to all of you who have supported me over the years. And "bothered" me enough to get the Plate Tectonics Packet finished! Or at least close to finished!

Plate Tectonics has been a massive project. I have created THREE foldables, including one on Wegner's Evidence, which is one I wish I'd had in my own classroom! I know from experience that anything HANDS-ON makes learning more lasting AND more enjoyable. I know my students would have understood Wegener's evidence so much better if I had used a Foldable to teach the evidence!

Since I'm now retired, those of you still in the profession will have to carry on for me. Just let me know if you use the Wegener's Evidence Foldable! Did it work? I'll be dying to know!

The Packet also contains five PowerPoints with FollowSheets, as well as several wonderful lab activities that get across the drifting continent concept, the plate boundaries concept, and Wegener's evidence concept.

But most of all, it includes a sequence of events that will make a difference in a teacher's life, I believe. It took me years to really understand how to teach Plate Tectonics! It's such a complicated subject! I am happy to pass on what I finally figured out! I remember the relief I felt when I taught Plate Tectonics the first year with all my "ducks in a row!" It felt wonderful to finally have it right!

And I know there are many of you out there who would like to feel that feeling because you email me every week: Where is the Plate Tectonics Packet?

Well, I am happy to say, Teaching Plate Tectonics Packet will be available on January 1, 2009. Email me to reserve your copy!