Fri, May 24, 2019 4:13 PM in Lots of Science, Not A Lot of Time
I have also seen a lack of science teaching in the elementary grades. There often is not time for it and other things seem more important. Since elementary students do not take state tests over science in the elementary grades, it is pushed off. Science is important though! The 5th grade science teacher that I am student teaching with now discussed with me the problems with science not having an ...
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Fri, May 24, 2019 4:08 PM in Search for Emphasis on Science in the Classroom
Fri, May 24, 2019 3:57 PM in Behavior
Hi! I am currently a student teacher and struggle with this as well. I make sure I go into the classroom with confidence and I take initiative. I make sure I speak up and jump into working with the kids. I feel that when they notice you doing things just like their teacher, they see you more like a teacher and give you more respect. I also discipline as the teacher does. If students are talking o...
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From “Plants Don’t Eat” to “Plants Are Producers”
Sat, May 25, 2019 12:49 AM Vocabulary in Science
This is a great resource that discusses the importance of vocabulary in science. I love how the article starts out by saying vocabulary needs to be taught so that students can use it to communicate. Often, teachers push students to memorize and all they can do as a result is simple regurgitate it. The food chain lesson discussed in the article seems like a great lesson to use. It allows for engaging exploration followed by oral discussion, written work, and the reading of informational texts. Students are able to hear the vocabulary words in different contexts as well as practice using them.
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