Hi! My name is Kristen Mitchell. I just graduated from Wright State University with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. I have also accepted a position as a third grade teacher. I am very excited to begin my career in third grade and continue to expand my knowledge of science to my class and to higher grades as well.
Wed, May 13, 2020 8:01 PM in Engagement during lesson
I like to give my kids a lot of choice in the lessons. I usually have at least 2 different things for students to choose from (drawing or writing their answer, or doing a kinesethic activity) to show their understanding of the topic. I get these ideas through Howard Garners Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Remember that not every student learns the same way! It helps if you really know your stud...
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Wed, May 13, 2020 7:56 PM in Assessing Students
Hi! I like to do an honest check in with my kiddos. I have them close their eyes and give me and thumbs up if they feel like they have it, or a thumbs down if they don't feel confident, or a thumbs in the middle if they're on the fence about the material. I like to incorporate exit tickets daily as well. I create flexible groups and base my kids based on their scores from the exit tickets...
Sun, May 10, 2020 1:37 PM in Outdoor Activities
Hello! I love to get my students outdoors as much as possible. I like to incorporate brain breaks and have them run outside for a couple minutes to get them refocused. I also like to bring my lessons outside, especially if it is tied to a the current standard I am teaching. I have done a bit of research on taking lessons outdoors just to give the students a fresh scenery; it helps to bring them m...
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Wed, May 20, 2020 4:53 PM 5 stars
I loved this!! I actually was referred to this article from another website and then came here to look at it. This is an awesome article that provides an interactive experience for the students. It's great to use for taking a look at a fossil record! I have not used this yet with learning being remote right now, but I am planning on trying it later. This is a great resource to refer to when teaching about fossils!
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