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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!


Speakers
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Reuben Mahaffy

Reuben teaches Chemistry, Biology, and General Science at Spruce Grove Composite High. He is a dynamic and iterative teacher who is always looking for ways to improve his practice. His preschool-age children indulge his various nerdy pastimes and make excellent test subjects.


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