I am a student at the University of Texas at Tyler, studying EC-6 Interdisciplinary Studies. My goal is to become a second grade teacher after graduation! I want to be a teacher because I want to inspire the next generations that they are able to achieve anything they put their mind to. I have had many teachers in my family line, and I aspire to be like each one of the incredible women in my life. I want to be a teacher to be a role model to my students, and be the emotional support system they need to know someone believes in them and cares for them greatly as Mrs. Roberts did for me. I played golf my first two years of college, and loved every second of it! I have now played golf for a total of 8 years, and plan to continue this passion for the rest of my life along side teaching.
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Wed, Feb 19, 2020 9:55 AM in Tips for New Teachers
What would you reccomend for keeping lessons exciting? What was an activity or lesson that specifically worked well and kept your students engaged?
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Tue, Apr 14, 2020 2:58 PM Spring Into Energy
I chose this article as this is a topic area that I have not worked with in a while, and wanted to refresh my knowledge. New information that I learned from this article includes how energy fully relates to the energy used in an object. I was able to refresh my memory of all of the different ways an object will use and exert energy. A TEK I would use would relate to third grade, 3.6B. This TEK shows how objects use different energy which directly relates to the article. This can be used in a classroom as a fun and interactive classroom lesson exploring how energy is seen with different objects. I have questions about the article in that how would you narrow down what students bring to class from home to present their understanding of energy within objects, and how to keep them on task and focused during the lesson.
Tue, Apr 14, 2020 2:52 PM How does force affect motion?
I chose this article to be in my selection because I feel that my weakness area of topics if force. New information that I learned was new ways to understand force and motion, and how to answer students questions and misconceptions. I would use this article in relation with second grade TEK: 2.6A which goes into great detail of how force and motion can effect everyday objects in which this article does a great job showing an array of objects you can test with force and see how motion is connected. I think this would be a great class day to do stations with the different objects and give students time to investigate how they work together. In this article, I agree that many students come in with a misconception that students understand when an object moves, but may not understand how it changes speed or direction. I know this is something I was always confused with in elementary school, but had teachers who went into further depth with our class on this topic so that we would understand it fully.
Tue, Apr 14, 2020 2:44 PM A Week for Space
I chose this article to be in my collection because space is a topic that really interests me, and I hope to spread that passion for my future students. I have always been interested In different ideas to incorporate space as a lesson, and feel this article gives sufficient ideas to do so. New information that I learned was different activities that can be used for certain grade levels, and how to make outer connections to expand the lesson that will touch many topic areas. The TEKS I would use to go along with the article relates to second grade, 2.8C. This directly relates with learning about objects we see in the sky, and their purpose. I can use this information in a classroom by first introducing the moon and planets, and extending the lesson into stars. Based on my experience, I have questions of how to do checks for understanding. This article went over it a little, but it would be nice to find more creative ways to assess and check for understanding when covering the topic of space.
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