New Strategies for Teaching Math and Science

Dr. Robert Goodman, Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, discusses an innovative strategy for teaching Math and Science and how to improve student success for all kids by eliminating aptitude-based tracks that previously separated students based on their middle school experiences.

Bob Goodman: Resources for Implementing a Proven Science and Math Pedagogy

June 9, 2015

Video 4 of 4 Bob Goodman discusses how to implement the Progressive Science Initiative and the Progressive Mathematics Initiative and where to find more resources at njctl.org. Building Onramps to STEM CareersBob Goodman, 2006 New Jersey Teacher of the Year, Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL), and a graduate of MIT, has developed groundbreaking strategies for teaching...

Bob Goodman: The Foundational Role of Physics in Science and Math Education

June 9, 2015

Video 3 of 4 The sequence of courses in the US science curriculum was locked in in 1892, before the connection between physics, chemistry, and biology was known. Bob Goodman discusses a successful strategy for the Science and Math sequence.

Bob Goodman: Eliminating Aptitude-Based Tracking

June 9, 2015

Video 2 of 4 Bob Goodman discusses how to improve student success for all kids by eliminating aptitude-based tracks that previously separated students based on their middle school experiences. "Because kids didn't walk into 9th grade with all these [math and science] skills doesn't mean they don't have the ability to go forward and develop these skills...

Bob Goodman: An Innovative Strategy for Science and Mathematics Education

June 9, 2015

Video 1 of 4 Bob Goodman discusses an innovative strategy for teaching Math and Science, including a flipped curriculum and social-constructivist pedagogy. "What we had done is create an onramp to STEM career paths, because we could take kids at any age, and by combining together this Science sequence and the Math sequence that matched it, we can remediate all the problems they had in their past and in one yea...