Michael DiSpezio
Author, ScienceFusion and HMH Science Dimensions Programs

Michael DiSpezio has authored many HMH instructional programs for science and mathematics. He has also authored numerous trade books and multimedia programs and hosted dozens of studio and location broadcasts for organizations in the United States and worldwide. Most recently, he has been working with educators to provide strategies for implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, particularly the Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts, and the use of evidence notebooks. To all his projects, he brings his extensive background in science; his expertise in classroom teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels; and his deep experience in producing interactive and engaging instructional materials.

Michael DiSpezio has authored many HMH instructional programs for science and mathematics. He has also authored numerous trade books and multimedia programs and hosted dozens of studio and location broadcasts for organizations in the United States and worldwide. Most recently, he has been working with educators to provide strategies for implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, particularly the Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts, and the use of evidence notebooks. To all his projects, he brings his extensive background in science; his expertise in classroom teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels; and his deep experience in producing interactive and engaging instructional materials.

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Teaching Metacognition in the Classroom: Just Think About It!
By focusing on metacognition in the classroom, students can continually monitor their learning. Teaching metacognition also allows students to apply their most effective learning strategy to the task at hand.
Michael DiSpezio
Author, ScienceFusion and HMH Science Dimensions Programs
November 13, 2019
Teaching NGSS: Phenomena in the Science Classroom
Using science phenomena can jumpstart instruction by helping students realize the real-world context of the topic to be studied. Start with this NGSS phenomena example.
Michael DiSpezio
Author, ScienceFusion and HMH Science Dimensions Programs
October 22, 2019
What Are Evidence Notebooks in the Science Classroom?
Students use evidence notebooks to record observations and predictions, make sketches, and note questions that they have.
Michael DiSpezio
Author, ScienceFusion and HMH Science Dimensions Programs
February 01, 2019
An Elementary and Middle School Approach to Energy and Matter
Traditionally, most science generalists at the elementary and middle school levels preferred to teach life science, leaving both the earth/space sciences and the physical sciences for the science specialists. This…
Michael DiSpezio
Author, ScienceFusion and HMH Science Dimensions Programs
May 17, 2018
Developing and Using Models: Hands-On Strategies for All Grade Bands!
When you hear the word “model,” what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s a solar system assembled from retired baseballs, basketballs, and table tennis balls. Or maybe it’s a colorful clay…
Michael DiSpezio
Author, ScienceFusion and HMH Science Dimensions Programs
May 07, 2018