I stumbled across this article among my hundreds of other reading materials and posts through my Google reader.
The article title is self-explanatory: Why Science Teachers Should Write | Powerful Learning Practice. (written by Marsha Ratzel). In the article, she explains why it is so important that students write as a way to learn science – and why science teachers should write as well.
The opening paragraph sums up the article nicely for me:
“Science needs people who can explain what they’re thinking so that the rest of us can understand the world. That’s one of the reasons students write in my science classes.”