Sat, Nov 17, 2018 10:13 PM in How do we get students interested in Science?
Hi Pedro! I am studying to be a teacher at the University of Northern Iowa. I am currently taking a Science methods course. We have discussed this deeply in class. Engaging students can be a challenge! One way that we are learning about right now and I am a big fan of is using phenomena in your science lessons. A phenomenon that you use could be anything that students come across in their every d...
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Sat, Nov 17, 2018 10:03 PM in Keeping Students Engaged
I really like this visual above about the different stages of inquiry. It not only explains the different levels of inquiry but it also provides a visual explantion. I also agree that students need to have a meaningful learning experience in order to be engaged. Yes, a science lesson should be fun, but it should also be meaningful. Meaningful to me means that students are motivated, thinking deep...
Tue, Nov 06, 2018 6:27 PM in Classroom Management During Activites
Hi! I am studying to be at teacher at the University of Northern Iowa. I am currently in a science methods course and we have been learning about science in an early childhood classroom. In Kristine's post above, she provides great information about setting expectations for your students. I agree that students need to have clear expectations in the classroom because it helps them stay on task...
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The Many Levels of Inquiry
Mon, Dec 03, 2018 7:18 PM Great Resource!
This a wonderful resource about the different levels on inquiry! It is a great starting point for teachers are wanting to create an inquiry-based science classroom. Inquiry-based curriculum and lessons can seem like a big task, but this article provides a user-friendly way to explore inquiry. It defines each level of inquiry and provides an activity to go along with each level. The activity descriptions of each level really helped me understand and see the difference between each level of inquiry. This is a great starting resource for teachers!
Inquiry Made Easy
Mon, Dec 03, 2018 7:14 PM Great resource!
Developing an inquiry-based science classroom can be a large but very important task. It can seem very daunting at first, but this resource lays out the steps in a very applicable way. It provides clear steps on how to implement inquiry in the classroom over a six day period. This is a great resource for teachers who are wanting to implement inquiry into the classroom!
Classroom Management and Inquiry-Based Learning: Finding the Balance
Mon, Dec 03, 2018 7:09 PM Great Resource!
Implementing inquiry-based science lessons is a very important thing but it can also be challenging! One aspect that I find challenging is the classroom management aspect. How do you make the classroom student-centered and student led, but still have control over the classroom? I have been looking for resources to help me and this is a great resource! It provides various tips and strategies for classroom management in an inquiry-based classroom. It provides tips on a wide base of topics, from seating arrangements to the types of activities that should be implemented. Great resource for teachers looking for tips about classroom management!
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