This is my 16th year of teaching. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. I currently teach 4th grade ELA.
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 7:15 PM in Enough time for science?
I have had the same concerns with having enough time for a separate science lesson, but I have managed it both ways. I think that integrating science into the other subject areas allows students to make connections that they may not otherwise make. I have integrated science into my reading and writing instruction, as well as, math when they are charting information and analyzing the data.
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Methods and Strategies: Concept-Focused Teaching
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 1:13 PM Establishing Strong Connections
This was a very beneficial article. The goal of learning is for students to develop a deep understanding of the content and to make connections. If they are taught only isolated facts, then they are not able to establish strong connections and do not retain what they have learned. This article stresses the importance of teaching big ideas and concepts, so that students can build on their learning and apply it to other content areas or units of study, which will benefit them in their everyday lives and in their future learning.
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