"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Attn: California Science Teachers

Dear Jim Horn,

Since you are currently looking for blog submissions, we thought we would send something your way regarding the Exploratorium's mentor teacher training workshops for science teachers.

When a Koosh ball spins, it bulges exactly the way that the spinning Earth bulges out at the equator and flattens at the poles. Such hard won knowledge is manna for a science teacher. That discovery took years for
a veteran physics teacher to make. But it took much less time for him to share and demonstrate the effect with not only his students, but beginning science teachers, as well. The Exploratorium’s Teacher Institute in San Francisco has created a national model for regenerating sorely needed mentors for new secondary, classroom science teachers. The incipient mentor program, which first attracted Congressional attention ten years ago, has now grown the original crop of new educators into today’s mentors. The program has a 90% retention rate of new teachers—far over the national 50% average—and begins again on June 17 – July 11. For more information, follow this link to view the press release. Or call our office at 415-561-0377.

Thank you and have a great day,


*Taylor Maurand*
Public Information Department
The Exploratorium
3601 Lyon Street 94123

Telephone Contact:
Leslie Patterson

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