Engaging Students Through Community Connections

Teacher Doubles as College Professor, Providing Link Beyond Graduation

by Erin Albanese

To make science relate to the outside world, Steve Rierson puts his students in the middle of the action. During physics class, students research alternative energy sources for possible city use. In biology, they scramble for food, simulating animals in the wild trying to survive the long winter months. And in forensics, they become both criminals creating crime scenes and sleuths investigating them...