Hi! I teach 4th and 5th Math and Science to bilingual students in Goose Creek CISD, Texas.
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Mon, Jun 13, 2016 7:53 PM in No Science in the Classroom
Hi! I teach math and science to two grade levels (4th and 5th) in Texas and we do a lot of testing, so, unfortunately, I think that helps to drive instruction. I have each class for 2.5 hours. Our district requires that I teach math for a minimum of 95 minutes and science for 45 minutes. Some days get more math or science, depending on my students' needs. The time treatment and lessons have to be ...
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BSCS 5E Instructional Model
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 4:59 PM Good resource
I'm going to print the two charts and refer to them as I plan and enhance my lessons.
Methods and Strategies: Modeling Problem-Based Instruction
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 8:13 PM Problem-Based Learning Example
Maybe a little bit dated, but it is a nice example of using problem-based learning in a (somewhat) real-world situation. Definitely adaptable to different curriculum. This example is done over a course of 2 weeks. It's hard for me to commit that much time to one lesson.
Five Good Reasons to Use Science Notebooks
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 7:02 PM Help your language learners!
I have used notebooks for several years now and I think that this article is a good guide for beginners and also serves as a good reminder for current users of notebooks that good "notebooking" doesn't happen overnight. Students (and teachers) will benefit from lots of modeling, sharing, and practice. I would have gven 5 stars if it had more student examples, but this IS a journal and not a book. I teach English language learners, so this is a way to assist students in their literacy skills and to really check for understanding.
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