Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Science for All Turns 20!

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Science for All Turns 20!

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This issue of The Science Teacher marks our 20th consecutive annual issue devoted to the theme of "Science for All," which is at the core of the NSTA mission: "to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all."

This year also marks a personal milestone: I've had the privilege of serving as editor for the past 10 Science for All editions. I have been inspired by the wonderful science educators who have contributed creative ideas, activities, and teaching strategies for embracing diversity in all its manifestations.

One thing I learned is that teaching strategies targeted toward a specific group almost always turn out to improve learning for all groups. And so, in this issue, when Katherine Wright suggests ways to use quality graphics to support English language learners (pp. 41-46), or Walter O'Brien provides ideas for using videos to engage reluctant readers (pp. 29-34), you will also discover ideas that work for all students who struggle to read science texts. In Tony Lund's feature describing strategies to support students with weak executive functioning skills (pp. 35-40), you will find ways to improve all your students' organization, planning, and self-regulation abilities. More often than not, high-quality teaching strategies like those in this issue benefit students well beyond the targeted group.

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