Al Janulaw


Al Janulaw
Al Janulaw

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I have infinite interests.... What I have done for half a century is teach "science" in schools from grade 4 to grade 17. However, science education to me is not about frog dissection or cows' eyes. Or memorizing something. It's about marveling at everything. That's everything.  We can always pose questions and pursue answers. Or accept that we don't understand something but it's wonderful anyway.

• Arthur C. Clarke wrote that, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
• Todd Bellinger stated, " There's magic in every child."
• George Carlin said, "Every person you look at, you can see the Universe in their eyes, if you're really looking."

It's a magical, inscrutable existence for small children, so why not for the rest of us? We all have the freedom to choose to see the world as mundane or astounding. I propose that we marvel at it all. It's not difficult and it's free.

Academic Interests

The natural world... read: the Universe. Ask me anything- I'll either have a helpful answer or suggest you Google it.


Science education planning and teaching strategies


• Three decades teaching elementary and middle school
• A couple of decades teaching at SSU
• Numerous opportunities to teach science strategies to in-service teachers
• Science curriculum development
• Science assessment development
• Board member and president of California Science Teachers Association
• Dad and grandpa