I am a senior early childhood education major at Wright State University. In my free time, I enjoy biking and running. I love all kinds of animals, especially elephants. Volunteering is my passion. Currently, I am socializing a service dog puppy before he goes into his specific training.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 3:48 PM in Getting girls involved in Science
I think this is such a great question that you are asking. There are most definitely gender stereotypes about science and even math being subjects for boys. Our students are aware of this even at very young ages. I've especially observed it in a second grade classroom when I asked the students what they thought a scientist looked like. They all said male and that he wore a white lab coat. This is ...
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Sun, Jul 24, 2016 3:10 PM in Movies for Science in Elementary Grades
When I was in elementary school, I recall watching mostly Bill Nye the Science Guy in science class. I am not sure how popular these would be with students today as they are quite outdated. I do remember watching October Sky when I was in school though. It can be tied to space science, history, mining, forest fires, and even character development. When we watched it, we also built rockets and got ...
Thu, Jul 07, 2016 8:47 PM in Science Fun for Students
I think that all students can enjoy science and be science people. Children are naturally curious and they like to explore their interests. Design and adapt lessons so that they are hands on, engaging, and require problem solving. Many students do not enjoy science because they just read a textbook and do worksheets. This isn't benefiting anyone. Provide them with opportunities to be problem solve...
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Planning NGSS-Based Instruction: Where Do You Start?
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 4:56 PM Informative Article!
What I most like about this article is that it is written by a teacher who started out with just good lessons, but then problem solved to make great interactive lessons that really got students interested and excited. The advice about letting students pursue their own questions is so valuable because if students come use their curiosity to form questions, they are going to be more motivated and engaged. I also appreciate the advice at the end of the article encouraging teachers to try new things and learn from them as it is okay to say I don't know as long as you help your students find out.
From NGSS to Classroom Instruction
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 4:35 PM Great Resource!
This chapter is very helpful in breaking down the standards and discussing how to form a lesson that encompasses the standard. This is something many teachers struggle to do, but this chapter helps teachers realize what is important to a lesson and how to effectively and efficiently form a lesson to cover the standards.
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