Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Teacher Spreads Message At Fair.(Final)

Byline: Journal Staff Writer

* Changing the way students think about science is workshop topic By John Fleck

CLEVELAND Russ Fisher-Ives is out to change the world.

Stalking a meeting room Wednesday filled with science teachers, Fisher-Ives preached what to him has become a gospel: You have to get youngsters out of the textbooks and into the lab. If they are going to learn, they have to get their hands on the subject matter. They have to do their own research.

"We're in the business of engaging students," Fisher-Ives said.

Fisher-Ives, director of Rio Rancho High School's science academy, is in Cleveland for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. …

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