I am a student at the University of Houston. I am majoring in EC-6th Grade Bilingual Education.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 6:52 PM in When a student mentions Pluto?
I recommend that you first explain students that science is not absolute and that it can change when new information is acquired. I also recommend that you first talk about the criteria for planets, stars, etc. Once student learn about the criteria, you can explain or set up a discovery lesson where they can investigate whether or not Pluto meets the criteria for a planet.
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Sun, Apr 10, 2016 6:29 PM in reward system?
I am a student teacher at an elementary school. I find the reward system effective if it is used to help students develop intrinsic motivation. In other words, I think that the rewards should be intermittent. Even though there are many reward systems out there, it is important to note that a reward system may work one year, but it might not work with another class. In other words, I think it is...
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 5:44 PM in Engaging Students
I am currently a student teacher in a kindergarten classroom. When I taught a science lesson to my kindergarten students, I used the 5E lesson plan. This lesson plan helped me keep my students engaged throughout the whole lesson. In addition, I also used Pinterest as a resource for activity ideas and video clips. In order to keep your students interested and excited throughout the en...
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