I am a senior here at the University of Northern Iowa. I am from a small town along the Mississippi River called Camanche. This will be my second year at UNI. On campus I am apart of Alpha Sigma Tau, STAT and Dance Marathon. I enjoy spending time outdoors and love playing tennis.
Fri, Nov 02, 2018 10:42 AM in STEM in my classroom
I am about to student teach Fall 2019, and I am learning about STEM in my science methods class here at the University of Northern Iowa. We recently had a speaker come in and give us more information about STEM and one thing that is very important to remember is that Science and Mathematics are the holding blocks for Technology and Engineering, you can not do those two things without the help of ...
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Fri, Nov 02, 2018 10:35 AM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
I completely agree that play is very important to a students learing, especially at a young age. I read through the article you attached and it had some great information and points about using play as a form of learning for young students. I really enjoyed when Olav Koss said "Playing is not a luxury". I feel like in todays society most teachers will only use play as a from of reward a...
Sat, Oct 06, 2018 1:10 PM in kids think I hate them?!?!
Transitioning from older students to younger students can be a struggle. Being used to the atmosphere of older students is completely different than in an elementary setting. You do not need to show affection in any way, but showing the students you are really interested in what you are teaching is something that will get their attention and maybe want them to start doing the work. Students are n...
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