I am a senior at the University of Texas at Tyler and I will graduate in December of 2020. After graduation I hope to teach anywhere from 2nd-5th grade. I want to be a teacher to make a difference in the lives of children. I know that this career path will not be easy, but it will be worth it in the end. Outside of school, I love to travel and go on random adventures. It could be a small hike or a day at the lake, I love being outdoors.
Investigating and Reasoning
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Sat, Feb 22, 2020 4:17 PM in New Teacher
As a student teacher, I struggle on keeping the students under control and on task. Do you have any tips on classroom management while keeping the students engaged?
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Wed, Apr 15, 2020 8:51 PM Got Energy?
I like this article because it breaks down the topic for you and guides you on different ways to teach it. One thing that I took away from this article is that children, even at a young age enjoy learning about energy and what it can do for them. One TEK that I would use for this article is 3.5.C because it lets students explore what they are working on and it allows them the changes of substances over time. I liked this article a lot. I like how it gives plenty of charts and graphs to use and also gives higher level thinking questions that could be used when you are teaching the lesson.
Wed, Apr 15, 2020 8:38 PM Let It Roll
I choose this article because it basically sums up an entire lesson while also giving ideas about how to teach to different students and formally assess them. One thing that I took away from this article was that even preschoolers are expected to make predictions about what will happen in the experiment. I never thought about having such young children make prediction because I thought that would be too much for them. However, we should give children the recognition they deserve and not doubt what they can do.One TEK that i would use for this lesson would be 3.6.B. I think this article does a good job at explaining any misconceptions that young students might have when completing the activity and gives ideas about how to formally assess students from this project.
Wed, Apr 15, 2020 6:39 PM The Early Years
I choose this article because it had a lesson plan template already mapped out and it offered hands-on activities for students. I prefer to use hands-on activities because I believe that it helps students engage more in the lesson and get more out of the teaching. This article expresses common misconceptions that can happen when students are only taught one thing. One thing that I learned from reading this article is that teachers can help students understand the diversity of life even from an early age. This article also helped me understand misconceptions students might have and how to help them extend their thinking. TEKS that I would use for this lesson are K.9.A&D. I agree that the best way for students to learn is through hands-on activities, especially when talking about seeds and plants.
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