I am a senior at UNI completing my degree in Elementary/Middle Level Education. I hope to teach the Middle Level here in Iowa. I have a part time job at Menards and babysit when I can. When I am not at school or work I enjoy biking, reading, being outside, netflix, and hanging out with friends and family.
Wed, Nov 21, 2018 10:41 AM in Gender Biases in Science
Hello Kerra! I am also a persecitve teacher in my last year at college. I am currently taking a methods of science class and one thing we talk about alot is misconceptions. Boys being better in science that girls is a misconception. This is something you need to stop right away during the first week of school. Show students videos of girls being successful in science, have them do research projec...
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Wed, Nov 21, 2018 10:36 AM in How do you keep students engaged in the topic?
I would say if students are not paying attention or wanting to particiapte the lesson is to easy or not meaningful enough. I know you have to teach what you are told but maybe there are more fun and hands-on activities that you can provide to the kids. There are many great ideas on the NGSS website. When activities are hands-on students want to participate and play with all t...
Wed, Nov 21, 2018 10:32 AM in Science Classroom Environment
I have never learned about talk moves until this year of school. I think they are so beneficial and keep students active and thinking throughout the whole lesson. It provides a more productive way for teachers and students to have an educational and productive talk.
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