I am enrolled in the early childhood education program at Wright State University. I am currently completing my student teaching in a third-grade classroom. I love cats and kayaking. I hope to learn and grow with other members as this year progresses.
Thu, May 23, 2019 10:26 PM in Engaging Elementary Students
I am an early childhood education major at Wright State University in Ohio. I agree with you, I frequently see teachers using resources like old science books and videos, rather than involving students in their learning through hands-on learning experiences. I feel that inquiry based learning is so significant in the classroom, especially during science instruction. If stu...
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Thu, May 23, 2019 10:10 PM in Lots of Science, Not A Lot of Time
I am in my final semester of my Early Childhood Education program at Wright State University. I am placed in a third-grade classroom, and I feel your pain! It is rare that we have enough time to incorporate science instruction into a regular school day. Typically, we only spend 10-15 minutes each day teaching science. My cooperating teacher has helped me identify ways to intertwine s...
Mon, Jan 14, 2019 11:18 AM in classroom management during experiments
I am an early childhood education major at Wright State University. In my opinion, establishing clear and and explicit expectations with students is a key component to the success of the lesson. When explaining safety rules, I think it is imperative to also explain to students why safety rules are necessary. With young children, it is more likely that students may respond to rules p...
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A Fifth Grader's Guide to the World
Thu, May 23, 2019 10:44 PM Great information!
This article was very informative! I agree with the authors that technology is an essential component to modern teaching. This article provides a unique perspective on using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Before reading this article, I was unaware of how many different ways this technology could be intertwined into science teaching. It even includes an "about GIS" section for those who are not familiar with this technology and all that it does. I would recommend this article to any educator who is interested in this topic.
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