Profs feeling responsibility for students' learning
Profs seeing students as prospective teachers - dispositions addressed early
Integrated concepts of science - always surprise profs and students
Profs as learners of other content
Science is doing, inquiry - science as habit of mind, scientific inquiry
Openness of learning environment - inquiry in class, demos ask for prediction
Alternative assessments - portfolios have told us many things about students
Planning together, reflecting together - "Did they get it? How do we know?. If not "What should we change next time?"
Constant comparison to QCC/NSES - looking at MS texts - evaluation of what they need to know and what we should teach.
Profs videotaping classes - looking at students, looking for learning.
House Theme - grounding of the content, connections to life, portfolio connections.