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Some of the most important things your science teacher taught you are wrong
There’s the science most of us learned as kids. Then there’s the science that scientists actually do.The K-12 variety is more like a cooking class, but with chemicals, goggles, an occasional Erlenmeyer flask, the unforgettable smell of fo...
Tags: Teaching, Science education
Rhonda Kromm ’86, ’05
Rhonda Kromm wouldn’t let car problems keep her from going to college. Since her old vehicle wouldn’t make the drive from Moses Lake, she hitchhiked to Spokane and hiked up the hill to Spokane Community College to enroll. Then she hik...
Categories: Alumni, Education
Tags: Alumni Association, Teaching
Joey Nelson - What he saw
In the rough-hewn world at Columbia Vista Corp.'s lumber mill near Vancouver, the sight of Joseph "Joey" Nelson '00 pushing spectacles into place might invoke visions of Clark Kent there among the conveyor belts and screeching saws. But if the wo...
Categories: Alumni, Business
Tags: Lumber mills, Teaching
Cell phones help students and parents stay close—Sometimes too close
Michael Johnston ('08 Bus. Admin.) switched his cell-phone plan in October. And the incentive wasn't just the free, high-tech phone or the low text-messaging fees. "I can get those mobile-to-mobile minutes with my family now," says Johnston. "Now...
Categories: Campus life, Communication
Tags: Teaching, WSU parents
Ideas, Buildings, and Mirrors
Torn between respect for its natural surroundings and a desire for cosmopolitan sophistication, Spokane lends a unique perspective to the notion that works of architecture reflect what a community thinks of itself.
Categories: Architecture and design, WSU Spokane
Tags: Education, Teaching
Opening minds, setting lives on course
Some believe that the ability to teach and inspire is simply a gift that you either have or don't have. But WSU isn't just leaving it to chance.
Categories: WSU faculty, Education
Tags: Research, Teaching
No Hollow Promise
Half of all new public-school teachers quit within five years, and the best and brightest are often the first to go. Worse, the attrition rate at high-needs schools is even greater. The CO-TEACH program at WSU decised to change this situation.
Tags: Children, Teaching