I am currently a Senior at UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland. My major is Psychology but I am also getting my certificate in Elementary Education. I work part time at an Italian Restaurant to support myself while going to college. My goal is to get my BA in psych and get certified to teach in the state of Maryland. One day I will go back to school to get my Masters and I also strive to get my Montessori teaching license.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 10:11 PM in Integrating STEM
No one ever thinks to integrate STEM into other subject areas. Social Studies seems to be the best subject to integrate STEM into because you can use engineering in so many ways. I loved how the article stated that you can use STEM to recreate technology or build structures from past times. I also loved how you could use STEM to solve problems that past cultures faced. This way the children can re...
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Mon, Oct 12, 2015 11:48 PM in Halloween Science
I am actually trying to come up with a STEM project with Bats. I figured Halloween would get them in the mood to learn about bats. I wanted to build a bat sanctuary and stress the importance of bats in the animal kingdom with regards to them keeping the population of insects down. I wanted to build bat roosts and maybe install a camera in one so that way we could have a live stream going. The chil...
Wed, Oct 07, 2015 12:22 PM in Developing Authority as a Student Teacher
I had this problem when I worked as an after school counselor at an elementary school. Not until I was older and in the classroom did I learn how to manage the children. Kids like to test you when they first meet you and see what they can get away with. The important thing is to be friendly but firm in the beginning. I've been told I have a stern "mothers look" and I have deterred chi...
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Journaling: A Bridge Between School and Home
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 1:24 AM A Journal For All
If you are interested in having your students creating a science journal then this is the article for you! Students create a science journal with their teacher and bring it home to share with their families and have their families answer questions in the journal. Sharing their observations with other people helps the students in their academic growth. It is also important that in the journal academic writing is implemented in order to help advance their language. There are so many great ideas and references listed in the literature. Great article to read and I will be using this article for reference for my future classroom.
Family Style Engineering
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 1:03 AM Engineering Events for the Family is Great!
This is a fantastic article to read if you are interested in doing a family engineering event in your school or classroom. I love all the examples they give in the article because they are really helpful for understanding what engineering is and how you can incorporate it in your classroom. There are numerous great resources listed and it is beneficial to read for parents and teachers because it stresses the importance of how family can help facilitate learning.
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