My name is Tori and I am a preservice teacher from Wright State University. Education is a true passion of mine. I enjoy science- especially plant science since my family farms and owns a greenhouse business. I look forward to using this site as a tool to help me become a better educator.
Fri, Dec 02, 2016 11:20 AM in Family Science Night
I believe these Family Science Nights are wonderful, and if turnout is good, it is a great way to get the parents involved in their child's education. I would definitely send out a questionnaire to see when the parents of your students are most available. It could have been due to the time that it was scheduled that some may not have been able to attend. In the questionnaire I would also ask the f...
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Fri, Dec 02, 2016 11:11 AM in Computers in the Classroom
I am a pre-service teacher currently and in previous schools that I have been in a lot of science was done on computers through simulation activities that correlate with the science concept that they were learning at the time. However, I do not believe that this should be used everyday during science, but I do believe that they can be extremely beneficial when used appropriately. I have al...
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 8:46 PM in Assigning Homework
I am in early childhood which can be very different from 4th and 5th. However, I personally view homework to be extremely important in all areas. The most effective methods that I have seen homework done is in large packets for the week and baggy books with comprehension questions each night. In the large packets I have seen a teacher do all reading and math or a couple pieces of the packet to be ...
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The Early Years: Science Tickets
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 7:25 PM Science Tickets
This is truly a wonderful idea to use with students! I believe that this would allow the students to truly inquire on what they have in their hands and to question what it has to do with science and what they are about to learn. This I feel is the best way to providing independent learning. This also provides as a wonderful way to do a pre-assessment to understand what their prior knowledge is. This is definitely a great article to read!
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 5:56 PM Mastery Learning Chapter
This chapter of the book about Mastery Learning described exactly what Mastery Learning is. I would've liked to see the article go more into depth about what a typical day in the Mastery Learning classroom would look like, but maybe another chapter in that book does. I enjoyed reading how this holds students accountable to mastering certain standards and skill as well as not holding anyone back. Using Mastery Learning would be fantastic in a science classroom because it would really allow for students to learn through inquiry.
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