My name is Mikayla Evers. I am a senior at the University of Northern Iowa and I am studying to become an elementary/ middle level teacher. I am from southwest Iowa and I enjoy reading and playing sports.
Tue, Nov 20, 2018 12:01 PM in Science Classroom Environment
I think that in order for students to feel comfortable to ask questions related to science or any topic really is to enstill these practices early in the year. Teach these practices such as "Talk Moves" to help them understand what these conversations should look like, and model it often. Put up posters or signs in your classroom to help remind them of things that they can say when they...
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Tue, Nov 20, 2018 11:52 AM in How do we get students interested in Science?
I think that the first thing you need to do in order to get students excited and interested in science is to show them how excited you are as a teacher about it. When you are interested, most likely the students will be interested as well. Next thing is to get the students involved. Have student based inquiry where the students are the ones doing the experiments and figuring out their own questio...
Tue, Nov 06, 2018 11:35 AM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
Kathy, this was so interesting! I am a college student taking my science methods class, and this just so happens to be our topic of discussion this week. Kids learn so much from interacting with the world around them. It is so important for us as teachers to make sure that they get to play and interact with peers because they learn so much from one another. I think that our education system is so...
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