I am a Junior at the University of Northern Iowa. I am studying Elementary Education with a STRAT II, Severe Disabilities minor. I hope to teach upper elementary special education once I graduate from college.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 2:10 PM in The Flipped Classroom
Hello! My name is Bethany, and I am currently studying Elementary Education at the University of Northern Iowa. When I was in high school, I was in a math class that worked with the "flipped classroom" teaching model. As a student, I remember not loving it. Why? Because the content in that class was really difficult, and I think I would've benefited from interacting directly with the instructor. A...
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Wed, Sep 20, 2017 10:46 AM in Getting girls involved in Science
Hello Amber! My name is Bethany and I am currently a college student studying elementary education. Last semester, I taught a series of science lessons to a small group of second graders. In one of the first lessons we did, we read the book Ada Twist, Scientist. Not only did the students love the read, but the story revolved around a young girl who was an engineer. I believe that, if you get rid...
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 11:47 AM in Seating Charts
Hello! I too, am a soon-to-be teacher, and really appreciated some of the methods you mentioned here. I too, believe seating charts should rarely just be "random." It's important to survey the dynamics and learning levels of the students on your classroom, and go from there. I enjoyed how, even your first seating chart is intentional. Putting them in al[alphabetical order will ensure that you aren...
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