Chris Hunt

22 year old student attending Kent State University majoring in Integrated Science with a concentration in Life Science. Some of my hobbies include exercising, reading, hiking, going to concerts, and camping. I am a very easy going straight forward person. I hope to inspire students through my teaching and help educate my fellow humans.

Location

OH

Affiliation

Student at Kent State University

Recent Posts by Chris

Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:17 PM in Ecology
Hey! I am about to start my Student Teaching in the spring as well! Good luck! I am currently in Ecology this fall semester here at my university and in my lab we do some great activities. I'm not sure what level you are teaching but some of them could probably simplified to meet your standards. I just give you the basics. A couple labs we have done: [ol] Carbon Sequestering - If ther...

Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:07 PM in The Real Deal about the edTPA
Hello! I am a senior at Kent State University in Ohio. I begin my final semester/student teaching in the spring. I am still really confused about what the edTPA actually is and everything it entails. I get that it is an assessment of student teachers but does it end there? I was hoping someone could shed some light on the subject or share any experiences they might have had. Or if anyone has any p...





Recent Reviews by Chris


Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:24 PM
5 General Review
Wow I did not expect this thing to be so big and thorough! It has over five sections and most of those have at least five subsections. This would be great to review over the summer or the winter breaks to prepare for a physics lesson on electricity and magnetism. Plus the fact that this is free makes it even better! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about this topic or if you plan to teach Physics in the future. Great find!


Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:56 PM
4 The Articles I Found Helpful vs. Those I Didn't
There were some great things about these articles and there were some things I didn’t care for. Starting with the good, I really liked the article Simplifying Inquiry Instruction. It was nice to see inquiry broken down into pieces, made it seem much more manageable in the classroom. I chose to focus on inquiry based learning for my student teaching year and am somewhat struggling to incorporate it into my daily classroom duties but this article seems great for a starting teacher. I definitely recommend it. Another great part of this collection are the articles Classroom Management and Inquiry-Based Learning: Finding the Balance and The Inquiry Matrix. The first article really hits home for me being a firm believer of classroom management being key for learning. It gives great strategies to use in your classroom and it is a relatively short article. The second article further breaks down inquiry based learning and contains some great charts to help with developing lesson plans. I recommend printing of these articles and keeping them in your classroom to reference! The other three articles, which are not bad articles or uninformative, I just found dry and hard to read. They go over what inquiry based learning is and the one article even dives further into problem-solving based learning but again, they were slow reads. The collection as a whole is very informative for new teachers or for those trying to include more inquiry into their lesson plans but it’s not necessary to read the whole collection, just read the good articles I’ve listed above and you’ll be fine with your new found knowledge on inquiry based learning.