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from Maria Popova at Brain Pickings

Oh oh oh! Can you see me dancing around the room right now?

One of my goals for this blog is to help me teach the way Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks. Now I have the method!

Via It’s Okay to Be Smart (via Brain Pickings), there was a panel of science blog/video people:

Okay, if you’re not inclined to watch the entire thing, just after the 1-hour mark, Dr. Tyson made a surprise appearance.

At about 1:19, there’s this:

Dr. Tyson is so quoteable because he makes himself so! Why didn’t I think of that?!

Okay, new teaching drill:

  1. Think of buzzwords/vocab for the day.
  2. Think of 3 sentences for each word that are “…informative, make you smile, and are so tasty you might want to tell someone else.”

And some advice for science educators at about 1:35: BE THAT TEACHER who is later remembered by your students!


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