Teaching Science So It Sticks

Amanda L. Smith for The Chronicle

On the first day of class in his astronomy course at the U. of Oregon, Scott Fisher tells students he’s not out to recruit majors; he wants them simply to have a positive experience with science. “You can just see them physically relax,” he says.
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Scott Fisher gets a lot of educational mileage from a postcard.

Each quarter Mr. Fisher, a lecturer in astronomy at the University of Oregon, asks students in his introductory course to write to him at his cosmic address. That means not only...

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