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In The Classroom
This collection has several articles providing tips, activities and resources teachers can utilize in their classroom. The articles have safety tips and classroom management strategies for teachers of all grades.
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Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:42 PM in 1st year teachers and parents
This post really helped me and has lots of great points I had not considered! As a student in college, many parents in the classes I have worked in have been nothing but friendly and congratulated me on my career choice. However, they know I am just an intern and the experienced teacher is leading the class. I worry about how the parents will react to me when I am a teacher with my own classroom. ...
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Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:34 PM in Science in Kindergarten: What Does It Look like, Sounds like?
I am also in college and during my hours in Kindergarten and 1st grade classes, I have noticed the big lack of science in the curriculm; what I have seen is very basic and simple. This post has a lot of great information, tips, and resources that will definitely come in handy when I become a teacher. I hope to integrate science more and have the students invovled in several hands-on activities. Th...
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Creativity in the Science Classroom Collection
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 12:06 AM Collection Review
I think this is a great idea for a collection. The general theme is present in all of the articles and it serves a strong purpose in the classroom. As a student myself, I know the lessons I most enjoyed/enjoy in school are the unique and creative ones. Too often, science in schools is textbook-based and limited. It is important to integrate creativity in science as well as all subjects. The article titled Creativity in the Science Classroom has many quotes that stood out to me, like "creativity is a key element of building scientific knowledge" and "creativity is a quintessential attribute of human beings." This article also mentions the SCAMPER strategy and creative problem solving which promote creative thinking and new ideas. The articles also mention many activities teachers can do in a classroom to promote creative thinking. I found the science and art article very interesting because many students can't express themselves verbally but they can use art as a medium to portray their ideas or understanding. I also found the science fiction article very interesting because I had never really considered the educational benefits of science fiction books, but I now see them. The last article, Teaching For Creativity, has many key questions and parts teachers should consider when aiming for a more creative classroom. The teacher must be proactive and change up some of the teaching practices, but it will all be worth it in the end. A creative classroom fosters growth, critical thinking, and also fun!
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