Hi, my name is Jennifer Pierre. I am a senior at Wright State studying ECE. I share 3 wonderful children with my husband of 13 years outside of Ansonia.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 3:21 PM in Small Group Instruction
I love these ideas for improving science education with differentiated instructions. It is very important as educators to keep our students motivated and excited about learning while keeping them all on the same page at the same time. This is why small groups is a wonderful attribute to have in a science class or any subject. Thank you for posting
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Tue, Jun 28, 2016 2:36 PM in Does Anyone Have a Good Science Icebreaker Ideas?
Icebreakers are an important way to getting a student warmed up. I love the "Build a Car" activity, among the others I have found here. These are all great ideas for the students to make friends, and form a mutual trust that creates a trusting classroom environment. I have found 10 great classroom icebreakers I have attached below.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 8:57 PM in Motivation
If there is one thing we know about kids, it’s that they have short attention spans. This is especially true at the beginning of the year. What I have found to better help motivate students is to praise, excite, assigning jobs, offering a variety of methods, and handing over some of the control to the students. If students take ownership of what you do in class, then they have le...
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Resources and Human Impact
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 3:36 PM Resources and Human Impact
This SciPack has a good clear relationship between human impact and the world's resources. It has a nice range of topics that gives a wide view of everything.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 2:58 PM Energy
This science pack was full of great information that covers the basics of energy. The simulations however did not pull up for me. I also found it difficult to pass the ending test which surprised me given the information was not to difficult compared to the other packs I completed with ease. Overall, I feel I learned from this science pack.
The Early Years: Science Tickets
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 6:05 PM Science Ticket
What a wonderful idea. I love the use of a science ticket. This helps the children transition more freely with ease through any science activity in place. Using this every time will ensure that the children will know what to do. This is a great concept into many things such as assessing students prior knowledge, giving the students the 'center stage' in speaking along with a great tool to introducing a new vocabulary. I love this idea.
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