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Friday, October 19 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
James Watson, Tycho Brahe, and a Giant Beaver Walk into a Bar: Storytelling in Science Education

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What happens when you try to teach a dolphin English only to have it fall in love with you? What was the Spermist vs. Ovist feud all about? How can a story about the giant beaver help you to incorporate indigenous perspectives into your science classroom?

If you teach 7-12 science, you will find find something new and interesting in Reuben's collection of humorous, strange, and thought provoking stories. He will discuss the importance of storytelling for relational teaching and student engagement and share some of his favorite stories that you've likely never heard. He will discuss the way that storytelling is low-hanging fruit in incorporating indigenous
perspectives into your science classroom.

Bring your favorite funny/illuminating/obscure story to share!

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Reuben Mahaffy

Lessons from the Science Classroom
Reuben Mahaffy is a Chemistry, Biology and General Sciences teacher with Parkland School Division. He loves avoiding his marking pile, especially when he's got some interesting new manipulative he can 3d print or a story he can research!

Friday October 19, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm PDT
Top of the Inn - Delta