I am a an Illinois native and proud transfer student from Carl Sandburg Community College. Currently, I am finishing my undergraduate degree at the University of Northern Iowa in Elementary Education. I intend to student teach in Fall 2018.
Sun, Apr 01, 2018 12:03 PM in Keeping Students Engaged
A great way to keep students involved is using phenomenon based lessons. When students observe or experience a phenomenon (no matter how big or small), they then become invested in solving the problem for themselves. This often leads to hands on explorations. The best way for me to ensure I am doing phenomenon based lessons justice, I use the 5 E model: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Eva...
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Sun, Apr 01, 2018 11:43 AM in Teaching Science Creatively
Interdisciplinary curriculum is the best way to hit the minimum requirements and integrate other subjects that are given less time. Math and science are fairly easily taught together as science is applied math. However, there are ways to also include literacy into the science curriculum. Such as: science poems, science video writing activities, and organizing science information. There are a lot o...
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 2:14 PM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
I completely agree with you! We should start learn through play young but don't abandon it once they get older. A classmate and I recently played with batteries, bulbs, wires, and other various objects, and through our playing we asked authentic questions that we genuinely mattered to us. If we allow older students to also learn through play, it becomes student inquiry driven. Students ar...
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