My name is Taylor Hurd. I am currently student teaching in a second grade classroom and absolutely love it. As a future teacher I would like to stick with K-3rd. I love the younger kids because they are still so eager to learn and adore their teachers. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for me and I can't wait to be a teacher!
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Mon, Dec 07, 2015 9:33 AM in Should we require creativity?
I believe that creativity is very important. I'm not so sure if he should grade that much of the project based on creativity, but it is important for students. Students need to be able to express ideas and understanding and many students benefit from doing it through creativity. I am in a second grade classroom and my students are creative all day long and I can just see their personalities shi...
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Mon, Dec 07, 2015 9:27 AM in Integrating STEM
I am so glad that STEM is starting to be incorporated into classrooms more. I worked for the YMCA over the summer and we had to make lessons and come with activities that inlcuded STEM. I thought it was so interesting that children could be making something so simple like an art project and be learning math all at the same, when they didn't even know it. I am currently student teaching in a secon ...
Mon, Dec 07, 2015 9:22 AM in How to fit science in your schedule
Great question! I am currently student teaching in a second grade classroom. We do science and social studies at least three times a week. I find my guide teacher switching off between language arts and social studies or science. Most of our science is done through literacy, but we also have the students doing experiments like growing plants and disecting them. I often hear that some schools have ...
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