Graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, double minor in History and Psychology.
Graduate student at UMBC continuing my education in the MAT Elementary Education program.
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Mon, Nov 03, 2014 8:19 PM in Ipads and other technology
Students today are some of the most technologically advanced group of learners we are ever going to come across within our classrooms. I know you are apprehensive about the idea of students using IPads, but I believe they are beneficial to students in the classroom and can assist you, the teacher, in your instruction. Classroom teachers have a wealth of ways to make sure students are acc...
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Mon, Nov 03, 2014 8:06 PM in Problem-Based Learning in Science
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Sun, Nov 02, 2014 5:11 PM in Problem-Based Learning in Science
I have to create a “tip sheet” for students in my class on Problem-Based Learning in Science. I know that Problem-based learning allows student to investigate, in-depth, what they need to know and what to know. The tip sheet would include 2-3 sentences per tip that will assist teachers and future teachers in regards to Problem-based Learning in Science in the classroom related to instruc...
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Methods and Strategies: Sculpt-a-Scientist
Sun, Oct 05, 2014 10:20 AM Who is a scientist?
A teacher makes an announcement, “A major discovery has been found when looking at the mirror before the lesson.” This attention grabber pulls students into the lesson in order to determine what has been discovered. I found this article to be very informative in regards to showing students they are capable of conducting, experimenting, and being a scientist themselves. Students were asked to build and write about what they considered a scientist to be. Through these observations students were presented with numerous stereotypes that are presented about scientists. Upon evaluation the teacher used the “two stars and a wish method” to have their students critique other students work. Students left two positive comments and a question about the sculpture on an index card. Allowing children to observe and evaluate each other’s work is a technique I plan on using within my own classroom. I cannot wait to try this lesson with my own students and show them they are capable of more than they realize.
Three, Two, One ... Blast Off!
Sun, Oct 05, 2014 10:01 AM Rockets
A rocket sails through the classroom as students observe what is happening. The teacher announces you are going to be making your own rocket. Through many observations I have had in the classroom this is the best way to grab student’s attention, while getting them engaged within the lesson. I found this article to be very informative in regards to numerous science concepts. As a teacher this is a great, because it allows you to see what supplies you will need to conduct the lesson; but is also a way to show students that the first way you do something might not always be the best way. The lesson centers around designing, building, conducting, and reevaluating (often more than once, while pushing students to reach beyond their goal) ones rocket design. This is a great lesson to show students one way might not always be the best way, while pushing students to think beyond what they already know and to consider different perspectives. I cannot wait to try this lesson out someday with my own students.
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