Paul Andersen is a science educator from Bozeman Montana with more than 20 years of experience teaching high school science. Paul is well known for his YouTube videos teaching a wide range of science concepts. His videos are also organized by topic on his website BozemanScience.com. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. Paul is currently working as an educational consultant, traveling the globe to speak with teachers and students and provide workshops for teachers. Paul graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Biology with Broadfield Science Certification. He also holds a Masters of Science in Science Education. Paul also co-hosted the Horizontal Transfer podcast with David Knuffke.
- Aaron used Paul’s Tutorial on How to Make a Screencast Tutorial…so he knew not to put techno music in the background of his videos.
- Aaron’s first few terrible Screencasts are HERE.
- Like many biology teachers today, Aaron loves to use Paul’s Biology Videos whenever feedback from students prompts a reteaching cycle.
- Are you overwhelmed by the written description of the NGSS, then Paul’s videos on the NGSS will help.
- Massachusetts recently adopted a two-dimensional set of Science Standards based on NGSS.
- Paul recently viewed this animation about the Feynman Technique where teaching a topic is the best way to get to learn about it.
- The best way to see Paul’s travels as an educational consultant is to follow him on Twitter.
- Aaron saw the amazing work of the Taipei American School at HS iGEM 2014. They do amazing work and they also had access to some wonderful resources.
- Aaron has been reading some escapist fiction recently.
- Paul is spending lots of time with administrators. What is Atlas Rubicon?
- Paul is experiencing a little classroom FOMO.
- Aaron loved the podcast Professor Blastoff and distinctly remembers them consciously end their podcast.
- The Force Awakens and Rogue One both got 2 thumbs up from two 40-something nerds. And we hated the prequels.
Pick of the Week:
Paul – Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices by Christina V. Schwarz, Cynthia Passmore, and Brian J. Reiser