Hello everyone! I am Melina Gaggero, currently a Student Teacher at UH. I'm ready to make a lasting impact on the global community of learners together! I am looking forward to connecting with you all, and helping each other grow in our knowledge, skills, and meaningful conversations!
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 12:51 AM in STEM in an Elementary Classroom
STEM is the integration of S(Science), T(Technology), E (Engineering), and M(Math) into the classroom. Like you said, math is really easy to integrate because it can simply be about buying materials or tracking a budget. technology can be implemented through the use of ipads, recording findings, making video projects, create virtual designs, etc. I agree with your statement that this will help stu...
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Thu, Feb 22, 2018 12:38 AM in How does creativity and State Exams mix?
I personally think that the best way of helping students with concept retainment is through making personal real-world applications. If a student truly understands the scientific concept, then they can apply it to anything (including the non-creative questions). They will always remember a meaningful hands-on activity way more than drilling any memorization will ever do. Kids are explorers and cre...
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 12:23 AM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
I love the language-choice used in this article. Specifically, I agree when the author challenges educators to raise students up to be "purposeful creators." Creativity is nourished during play time because it challenges young learners to improvise, discover, dream, and challenge each other. Discovering a topic through play will give the students a much higher sense of independence and self-suffic...
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