My name is Cassie Parrish and I am a senior at the University of Northern Iowa. I am majoring in Elementary Education.
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 4:33 PM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
I am a senior at the Univeristy of Northern Iowa and am currently enrolled in Methods of Sceince course. We talked about this and we got to go down to the Early Childhood room and play and learn that way. It took me back to when I was a studnet. In kindergarten it was about 45% learning and 55% playing. We got to interact with our peers and play with paint, play dough, blocks, kit...
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Thu, Dec 13, 2018 4:22 PM in Inquiry-Based Learning in Elementary School
I am currently enrolled in Methods of Science at the University of Northern Iowa. We have been learning about Inquiry-Based leanring this semester. Something things that I have taken away from learning about inquiry based learning is that their are five levels of inquiry based learning. The four levels are all helpful in teaching scinece at lower grade levels. The first level is comf...
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 4:02 PM in Science Classroom Environment
I am currently getting my elemtnary education degree from the University of Northern Iowa. I am currently enrolled in Methods of Teaching Science. We have talked a lot about how to make students feel comfortable in the classroom and from what I have learned I think it has a lot to do with making them feel comfortable witht he material. Ask them questions and use outside subjects and...
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Draw-a-Scientist/Mystery Box Redux
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 9:46 PM Ice Breaker Game
I am currently going to school to become a teacher and I think this game would be so much fun as an Ice Breaker Game the first few days of school. It is a few way to hear what your classmates have to say and you can get to know you classmates better. I recommend this article and that you try this in your classroom. I think your students will have fun and learn a lot
Creating a Positive Feedback Culture: Eight Practical Principles to Improve Students’ Learning
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 9:43 PM Helping Aspiring Teachers
I am currently in school to become a teacher and I found this article to be very helpful. It breaks it down to what are the important things as a science teacher. We talk a lot about higher order thinking in school and I thought this article hit it head on the nail. I found this article to be helpful and information. If you are a teacher and want to learn more about teaching science then I would recommend this article.
Classic Lessons 2.0: What kind of person becomes a scientist?
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 9:40 PM Breaking the Stereotype
This article does a great job of helping break the stereotype of what a scientist looks like. Anybody can be a scientist. You just have to want it and know what type of science you want to study. If you are having a hard time deciding if you want to become a scientist then read this article.
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