I am currently a 3rd year elementary education major at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. I enjoy working with kids and seeing them grow in strengths they need to become well educated successful students. I also have a passion for sports and participate in a basketball league during the summer as well as I am on the Mens tennis team here at Wartburg.
Fri, Nov 05, 2021 12:51 PM in New at Teaching Elementary Science
Engagement is key in any classroom, if students can interact with what is going on their learning will be enhanced greatly. As a preservice teacher and what I have seen my field experience teachers do and say repeatedly is to make sure the students understand the meaning behind why they are learning a specific topic. Most of the time if students know why they are learning something,...
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Fri, Nov 05, 2021 12:11 PM in Field Trips
Field trips can be extremely beneficial for students learning to be able to have in person hands-on learning experiences. This is a very good question and I would love to share with you my past field trips I have been a part of. The first one that comes to mind is our class went to a grocery store as a field trip and we looked at the differen't categories of foods and learned how ...
Fri, Nov 05, 2021 11:35 AM in Creating Interest in Science
This is a very great question to ask that can have multiple answers to it. As a preservice teacher myself, I would say the biggest tip of adivce that I have learned through going to several field experiences is simply help students understand the meaning as to why they are learning something. If students are able to understand the "why", than they will learn and work towa...
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