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Mon, Mar 15, 2021 8:01 PM in Effective Classroom Management
Great ideas! Consistency is key when working with students of any age! I've always struggled with finding the balance between allowing students a little freedom and not letting them run away with it. A great piece of advice I've been given is to address classroom management first thing at the start of every class. Of course, you won't spend as much time explaining it as you get farthe...
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Mon, Mar 15, 2021 7:55 PM in Hands On Experiments During the Pandemic
Hi! I agree that hands-on participation is critical, especially given the difficulties already presented by virtual learning. Our school has had a parent pick-up area during times of at-home learning, so that teachers can safely distribute materials to students. Of course, not all experiments can be done at home. Also, it isn't fesible to buy all the necessary materials needed for other exper...
Sun, Mar 07, 2021 5:15 PM in Best In-Class Demonstration
What is the most successful in-class experiment/demonstration/discrepant event that you've used in an elementary classroom?
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Mon, Mar 15, 2021 7:48 PM Great Resource for Life Science Info!
This interactive e-Book was FULL of information about the interdependence of life! It was a great refresher for me on topics like food chains and webs, ecosystems, predators and prey, and a lot more that I haven't thought about in the years since I graduated. It's a bit like drinking from a fire hose, though, so make sure you set aside plenty of time to work your way through. There are tons of interactive tools that serve as visual aids to reinforce the content, as well as experiments/demonstrations to be used in the classroom. This is definitely a valuable resource for any science educator!
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