I am currently a student at Wright State University and majoring in Early Childhood Education. I have wanted to become an educator since I was five years old. I was inspired by many of my elementary educators, not only were they fantastic teachers that made learning fun but also in the ways they cared for their students and went out of their way for them. I love to experience different cultures and I have had the opportunity to travel to seven different countries, my favorites being Greece (Mykonos) and France (Paris). After graduation I hope to find a job in my hometown and raise a family there. I look forward to what the future holds for me as an educator and I hope to inspire my future students and make a difference in their lives.
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Wed, Jun 22, 2016 6:38 PM in 4th grade animal adaptations
Hello! So I am about to begin my semester of student teaching and in the process of taking my 4/5/ generalist courses. I am inexperienced with teaching science as well, especially 4/5 but I hope I can provide you with a resource that I have found interesting. So in ECE (my teaching field) I have had students participate in animal adaptations by having a variety of different sized grasping material...
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Wed, Jun 22, 2016 6:24 PM in Friction & Cars - 4th grade
Hello! I was interested in finding out your question for myself since I am working on getting my 4/5 generalist. Through research I found a great safe and educational website created by a teacher regarding 4th grade force and motion. This website provides many educational tools for teachers to review and use when introducing these topics and it provides educational, hands-on learning activities in...
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 6:13 PM in 5th grade science
There are a lot of great engineering activities and videos out there to help you. However, I think that "hooking" the students is a great idea because it will grab their attention and the hook might consist of a video that should be related to what they are about to participate in. Some ideas for hands-on learning include: building a circuit, building a "roller coaster" with classroom materials (u...
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Tue, Jun 21, 2016 10:56 AM Excellent
This article is great for teachers who are planning units on observations and having students understand how different stimuli can affect the environment and those involved. I did a similar activity like this in school and found it thrilling that my group and I could choose our different stimuli and then observe/collect results, and determine the item that had the most affect on the mealworms. This is a great hands-on and discovery lesson for students.
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Tue, Jun 21, 2016 10:50 AM Informational
This article provided beneficial and informational content that would allow me to use similar ideas with my students. I like how it allowed for students to be interactive in their learning and become scientists on their own. The article explained that the children learned the information and studied the content prior to doing the research and their own hands-on learning. I believe this is a great resource for elementary teachers when planning a unit on weather.
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