Hi there! My name is Samantha Stallings and I am a junior at Salisbury University. My major is Secondary Education with a concentration in Biology. In addition to my studies, I am also a University Host and a tutor for the Center for Student Achievement.
Resources for Semester II
A collection of resources for assistance with the creation of lessons I will teach during my full-time internship. The topics include introduction, ecology, chemistry, cells, genetics, and natural selection.
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Unit Plan for Cells
First Unit plan contains resources about a cell's structure and function.
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Sun, Apr 30, 2023 8:26 PM in The equality of field trips
I also remember field trips when I was younger and how beneficial they were. I remember going on a field trip that included teamwork skills and how much it helped build a classroom community. It was an outdoor field trip and I remember working with all of my classmates and building trust with them.
When COVID came, field trips stopped, and honestly haven't come back si...
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Sat, Oct 15, 2022 4:54 PM in Keeping PreTeens Engaged
Hi there! What a great point to bring up! I have noticed that as I am teaching 8th graders, their focus on one task lasts about 10-12 minutes. I believe that the key to keeping students engaged is hands-on learning and for the students to observe and do as much as they possibly can. For example, in a 45-minute class period, I use chunking in every aspect of my lesson and discuss my expectations f...
Fri, May 20, 2022 3:28 PM in Lesson Plan Advice
Hi there! I was also struggling with this during my student teaching. I always was insecure about if my lesson was engaging enough or if the kids would even remember my lesson if it wasn't creative enough. Genuinely, I think the best way to plan a lesson is to follow the NGSS 5 E lesson plan template. Teaching science is supposed to be eye-opening and this lesson plan template allows you to c...
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