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JeanetteCooper, a native Georgian, a former elementary school teacher, graduate ofUniversity of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Educationand a Master of Education, is mother of a son, grandmother of agrandson, and lives in North Florida near the Suwannee River. Her motivation for becoming a teacher was inspired by her work through the Laubach Literacy Program, teaching illiterate adults to read and write. Her motivation for writing started in her youth and took wings when she retired from teaching with an output of fourteen novels and one poetry book.
Three Parts: Question 1 My motivation for becoming a teacher
Moore, as a classroom teacher using the CoVis project as well as other research-based science projects with his high schools students at a technical vocational high school, provided several insights into the factors important for implementing this kind of approach to science learning. Moore's background is in environmental science and his motivation for becoming a teacher was based on his belief that the best way to improve society's treatment of the environment is through education. But education about past scientific discoveries won't do it. He argued that students need to confront real and current environmental issues in much the same way researchers do. Moore selected the CoVis project because it afforded him and his students the opportunity to participate in a scientific community and that process has changed his instructional practices substantially. He commented that he now facilitates students' inquiry and gives much more responsibility to students. Moore concluded !with recommendations for researchers including the need for researchers to see teachers as intelligent and critical consumers of their research projects; the need for support beyond one shot workshops where teachers get lots of stuff that they don't know how to use once they get back to their classrooms; and the need for researchers to continually improve their products as needs change.