M.S. in Education/Multiple Subjects Credential Candidate - Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles 2020
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Thu, Feb 14, 2019 2:18 PM in Technology in Science Labs
I understand your concern for technology being a distraction for students, especially in today's age where adults can be distracted by technology as well. I think one of the most important ideas for using technology in the classroom is to set expectations and rules for using the technology. It should be viewed by the students as a privilege to use technology. If the ...
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Thu, Feb 14, 2019 2:12 PM in New Student Teacher
I am in an education program as well, but I work as a behavior interventionist for kids currently. I think one of the best ways to manage classroom behaviors is to lay out your expectations and rules from the first day. You could even have students create their own rules so they feel like they had a part in creating the classroom community. After the expectations are set,...
Thu, Feb 14, 2019 2:00 PM in Music in Science
I believe music can be used in any subject to engage students, so I don't see science being any different. Lyrics along with a melody creates a great strategy to help remember certain topics within science. Music can also evoke a positive and fun learning environment, which would encourage students to sing or dance along. I feel like elementary students especially l...
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Outside Learning: It’s Elementary
Wed, Feb 06, 2019 10:42 PM Review
The article discusses an elementary school that recycled a portion of dead space into an area of environmental learning for students. The students transformed the worn out area into a grassy lawn complete with a composting area. The authors stated that it was a collaboration from the students, teachers, and many others in the community. Overall, the article showcases an opportunity that the school seized to turn a rundown dirt patch into a teachable moment.
I believe science is a gateway for students to learn and question their environment as they come across it. I loved this project in the article because it accomplished just that. The students learned about composting, recycling, and environmental restoration. The teachers offered the students an outdoor classroom where they learned by doing. The environmental project creates a memorable experience that will stick with the students possibly for the rest of their lives. While the article provides a specific example, it serves as an inspiration for teachers to incorporate every day outdoors into a science lesson.
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