I live in the Corpus Christi area. I am not yet a teacher in a school setting. For now, I work full-time in retail as a manager at a department store. This is not my first leadership position, and over the years I’ve trained a great many people on all kinds of different tasks from computer related functions to sales tactics, from manual labor to technical terminology, and from analytics to task prioritization.
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ELAR and STEM integration
Articles that may help ELAR teachers incorporate STEM instruction and vice versa.
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Tue, Nov 06, 2018 8:39 PM in Lesson Plan: Applying Heat to States of Matter
Your lesson sounds like it could be fun. I have melted crayons in an art class but not in science. Perhaps there is a way to integrate the two together by mixing the melted crayons together to create new colors. Or you could melt them over something so that as it drips it looks like candle wax when it hardens. You could also take the opportunity to show the students how casting wo...
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Mon, Nov 05, 2018 5:56 PM in Classroom Management
You are likely already aware that there are plenty of books written on the subject of classroom management. From the ones that I have read it appears they all have a common thread: Building a relationship with the students built on mutual respect makes for a better learning environment. It will vary greatly on the dynamics between you and those students as to how to make that happe...
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14 Writing Strategies
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 1:19 PM Win-Win situation
Finding something that actually “motivates students to become actively involved in the learning process” is often a teacher’s needle in a haystack. Whether one teaches science or the language arts, this chapter is worth examining to get the creative juices stirred up. The authors have definitely put some thought into building 14 writing assignments that integrate the scientific approach while refining the students’ ability to write in authentic ways. By allowing practice at communicating scientifically the student that leans more toward liking science learns to be more confident in their own ability to write, while the student that leans more toward liking the language arts learns to appreciate their ability to think like a scientist. The end result should be a win-win situation for students and instructors of both disciplines.
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