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#PrimarySTEMChat comprises a group of highly motivated primary science educators who chat every Thursday night on Twitter about all things primary STEM! Science and digital technology specialist Rachael Lehr drops by to talk about what she knows works in a primary science classroom and the importance of open-ended investigations for growing minds.

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education.

About Rachael Lehr

Rachael Lehr is a passionate science specialist teacher at West Beechboro Primary School where she teaches science with a strong hands-on inquiry and STEM focus from years 1 to 6. She has recently taken on the additional role as digital technologies lead teacher in the school and is embedding digital technologies into her science program, as well as assisting class teachers with using digital technologies authentically in their classrooms through coaching and in-class demonstration processes. Rachael also teaches students coding, runs a Minecraft club and is passionate about engaging girls in STEM fields and hosts an after-school STEM club for the senior girls. In addition to her teaching role, Rachael regularly shares with other educators her science and digital technologies teaching practices at Teachmeets, via social media and other professional learning events. She tutors in the Graduate Diploma in Education course at Edith Cowan University and hosts both pre-service teachers and practising teachers at her West Beechboro Primary School to view teaching in action.

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About the FizzicsEd Podcast

With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

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