Along with being an Early Childhood Education student at Wright State University, I am also a Writing Coach at the University Writing Center. I have spent the past four years as a member of the WSU bowling team, and have been the club President for the past two years.
Wed, May 16, 2018 2:29 PM in Including science concepts in math and reading subjects
I recently read an article about teaching Science through the use of literature circles. The article completely opened my eyes to exploring the many different ways to integrate science throughout different subject areas. Reading time seems to be a perfect place to incorporate science concepts; children truly do enjoy reading nonfiction books and learning about the world around them. Bio...
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Wed, May 16, 2018 2:16 PM in Keeping Students Engaged
In my experience, I have noticed that incorporating the students' interests as much as possible is important to keeping students engaged and involved. Some of the main things that I keep in mind are:
- Are the activities/experiments developmentally appropriate for my students?
- Are the students engaging in an activity that is hands-on, visual, or that gets them up and moving?
- Do t...
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Science Sampler: The Mathematics/Science Housing program
Fri, May 18, 2018 4:54 PM Integrating Science and Mathematics
The evidence provided in this article clearly conveyed the importance of integrating science and mathematics concepts within the classroom. The idea of interdisciplinary teams seems to be crucial to developing more of a sense of community in middle schools. The data provided in this article is hard to dispute, and I find the idea of housing very interesting. However, I believe that having the teachers in this study receive prior training could have been helpful. If teachers were more prepared to implement the program, the program may have seen even more success! I plan on incorporating many of the concepts discussed in the article into my future classroom, such as problem solving, experimentation and investigation. I would be interested to read more into this program and learn more about the practices implemented. Teachers of all grade levels can benefit from integrating subjects in their classrooms.
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