Jay Miller

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Recent Posts by Jay

Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:44 PM in Science Phenomena
Like many here, I thought of phenomena as something big and out of the ordinary that would be captivating and used to get the students interested. In fact, phenomena go much deeper than that. It is anything observable in our environment that can be explained and predicted by science. This is valuable in the classroom because it gives students the ability to apply the concepts they learn to re...

Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:53 PM in Inquiry-Based Learning in Elementary School
Hi Kevin, As has been stated previously, inquiry based learning is very important in the elementary grades. Rather than just having students learn outcomes, it allows them to dig deeper into the concepts by letting them explore and understand the processes. When inquiry based learning is first introduced in early elementary, it can’t just be introduced all at once to the students and have t...