Supporting Teachers

We help students overcome common misconceptions about climate change, evolution, and the nature of science.

Blake Touchet

Science Master Teacher
Lafayette Parish School System
7/16/18 - 3/31/22

Along with his classroom responsibilities, Blake Touchet is also a Teacher Leader Advisor for the Louisiana Department of Education and a member of the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science Teacher Corps. Additionally, Blake is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Curriculum Leadership at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  His research interests include how teachers' beliefs about the Nature of Science and the purpose of science education influence their instructional strategies and their students' success.

Explore Their Work

NCSE Executive Director Ann Reid explains that science is dynamic, creative, and rigrous rather than static or untrustworthy in response to questions from Blake Touchet's high school students in Louisiana. "Two Sides of the Same Misconceived Coin," part of our Misconception of the Month series, prompted the conversation.

Find out how NCSE Teacher Ambassadors and staff are providing science education in the midst of pandemic-driven shutdowns.

NCSE Teacher Ambassador Blake Touchet takes his biology students on an annual field trip to the local zoo to help them better understand biodiversity. The trip always coincides with the week of Earth Day.

“Teachers who don’t teach evolution aren’t actually teaching biology—they’re just playing a long game of Trivial Pursuit at the expense of their students,” says NCSE Teacher Ambassador Blake Touchet.

Meet the rest of NCSE's Teacher Ambassadors