Science teaching that mentally engages students and promotes all the goals we have for students, including a deep understanding of science content and the nature of science, is extremely difficult. That sort of teaching deviates significantly from the time-honored approaches that have permeated our schools for as long as any of us can remember. Because of that, many institutional constraints exist that make implementing effective science teaching even more difficult. This article addresses the principal's crucial role as an educational leader, the principal's responsibility to encourage and support effective science teaching practices, and efforts made in one building toward these two ends. This article promotes Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2006 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Clark, Robert L.
"The Helping Hand: An Administrator's Role in Encouraging and Supporting Effective Science Teaching,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 33
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol33/iss1/7