We live in an exciting time for teaching science. Education research by professional scientists is bringing about a scientific revolution for teaching, transforming teaching from a mystical art into a practical science. Research is providing great insight into the cognitive development of our students’ scientific understanding and the accompanying physical changes that take place in the brain. By creating a research-based learning environment, we can literally build better students and build better teachers. In this talk, Chris will share the key results from education research that inspired him to create a lecture-free high school physics program that is now spreading across Ontario.
Chris Meyer has taught science and math in the Toronto District School Board for 18 years, teaching at A.Y. Jackson S.S, the Ontario Science Centre, Rosedale Schools of the Arts, and York Mills C.I. Chris has written extensively about teaching and has presented pedagogical workshops for high schools and universities across southern Ontario. His classroom resources are used throughout the Toronto District School Board, and across Canada and the United States. Chris is the winner of the 2016 Canadian Association of Physicists Award for Excellence in Teaching High School Physics (Ontario) and the 2015 Toronto District School Board Teaching Excellence Award.