I am a senior at Wartburg College with a major in Elementary Education and an endorsement in reading. I play softball here at Wartburg and I am currently a Head Varsity coach at Camanche, Iowa.
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Fri, Dec 01, 2023 1:43 PM in Science lessons
I am a 4th year at Wartburg College and I am student teaching within the next year. When coming up with science lessons for the lower levels there is a wide variety of things you can incorporate. What is one way to go about coming up with a lesson that students are going to enjoy and be engaged in? What is the best way to get to know your students so you are able to incorporate things they are in...
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Fri, Nov 03, 2023 12:05 PM in Science homework or not??
I think that while you are teaching students in school, giving them options and some fun activities that they can do at home could be beneficial. If students enjoy science and enjoy what is going on in class, they may want to show whoever is at home with them what they learned in school. Just having the options for them if they want to do more outside of school is something that is good to have.
Fri, Nov 03, 2023 12:01 PM in Engaging student
Some things that I have learned as I have been in quite a few classrooms now, is that students love to get up and do stuff. The more they are able to get up or work with a partner the better. They enjoy interacting with other students and they love sharing their ideas with teachers. Allowing some freedom in your lesson also is going to allow the students to explore what they are interested in. Gi...
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Fri, Dec 01, 2023 2:31 PM Assessing for Achievement
This is a good article to read as it goes into detail about the 5E Instructional Model. These are important for students to do in the class throughout the content in a unit. Having students engage in the topic with activities whether that's visual or events. Exploring the topic with their peers and sharing common experiences. Explaining their work with their peers so students are getting different perspectives. Elaborating is seeing what level your students are on and how they are understanding the content. Lastly, evaluating their own learning is going to make them master the content. For many reasons I would suggest reading this article and using this information to help your students.
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