My name is Andrea Herren and I am so excited to begin this journey of working towards the 4/5 endorsement! I graduated in 2017 from WSU, and I taught a year of 2nd grade and another year teaching a 1st/2nd grade split class in Cincinnati!
Tue, May 19, 2020 8:32 PM in Making science fun
I think one way to make science more fun for students who may not enjoy it as much is to try to connect the content that they may like. You could also connect it to real life situations. I think also knowing what kind of "learner" they are will help as well. If they are a hands-on learner, then try to gear lessons that are hands on or in small groups. If they ar...
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Tue, May 19, 2020 8:28 PM in Implementing STEM in my classroom
STEAM is such a great way to get student working collaborativley and being hands on with the assignment. It allows for a lot of building freedom where they can use their creativity and practice listening and speaking skills all at the same time. In the Elementary age, this is a vital skill for them the practice and learn. You could do building lessons where the students are with partners and have...
Tue, May 19, 2020 8:25 PM in Field Trips
On some of the field trips I have taken my students on, I always make sure there is something to hold the students accountable for their learning when on field trips. I have created scavenger hunts for the when we have gone to the zoo. For example, I had student write down one of the "facts" posted by an animals habitat and they would have to write it down and connec it ...
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Tue, May 19, 2020 8:03 PM Review
The younger students look up to older students! This is also a great way for the older students to practice their leadership skills and dig deeper into the content.This is a great way to introduce collaborative learning when "buddy" guidelines are in place. I think this is a great way to keep students engaged and held accountable for their part of the lesson/activity.
Tue, May 19, 2020 7:58 PM Review
This was an article I could relate to. I have used stations as a primary way of instruction in my previous classrooms. It allows small group instruction and "practice" time after in a different station. I think stations are also good for reviews after all content is taught and it can be interact with classmates grouped heterogeneously or homogeneously.
Tue, May 19, 2020 7:54 PM Review
This article was a great read! The steps that were mentioned to help understand the misconceptions will be incredibly helpful. I like the assessment and it would be a good pre assessment to see what your students already know.
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