Hi! My name is Nora and I am a senior at Wright State University. I am currently a 2nd grade student teacher at Holmes Elementary with the Wilmington City Schools for the 2021-2022 school year.
Fri, Nov 12, 2021 7:49 PM in Are Students Really Learning Virtually?
I've struggled with this question since the start of the pandemic. I began my first phase of student teaching 5 months after the pandemic began and I saw so many different people types. At my placement, I was in 4th grade and it was virtual the whole first semester. I had students who learned easily virtually, I had students who couldn't focus, I had students who didn't pay attention ...
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Fri, Nov 12, 2021 7:38 PM in Bilingual Learners
Hi Laura! I am not a future bilingual educator, but I am working in a classroom right now that has two ELL students who primarily speak Spanish. Both students just recently moved to the states from Guatemala and only one student can hold a conversation with my Cooperating Teacher and I. The other student only uses a few words in English and neither my CT or I know enough Spanish to communicate be...
Fri, Nov 12, 2021 7:20 PM in Engaging my students
I am a fourth-year elementary education major from Wright State University and I have never been in a classroom that teaches science in my college career. This is something that I struggle with because I have no idea how to even teach science in a fun way, but I talk a lot with teachers around the building at the school I am doing my student teaching with. Most teachers say that not many students...
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Fri, Nov 12, 2021 8:27 PM Outdoor Integration
This is a very informative article. This article talks about using outdoor learning spaces as the base point for inquiry. Students are introduced to a topic by an article or story to peak interest and look at background knowledge. Students then are asked to make observations to apply to what they read about. I think we should use the outside world as our basis for inquiry and this article does a great job at explaining it.
Fri, Nov 12, 2021 8:18 PM Great Resource for Teachers
This resource gives students the opportunity to do a lot of learning on their own by using their background knowledge. Students will learn about plants with the teacher leading lessons, but students do most of the "work". I think this would be great to do in any classroom!
Fri, Nov 12, 2021 8:02 PM Article Review
This article is well written and goes into great detail on how to help strengthen students' nonfiction writing skills. Narrative writing is something that doesn't get much time spent on. This article has a great way of showing how to use hands-on things, like a school garden, to help students understand and be successful with nonfiction writing. The article is very thorough, which is something I appreciate because I don't get to see much science taught in the classroom, so I come to these resources to help familiarize myself better.
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