Maria Rodriguez

I am a science coach so I teach science but I also model classes for teachers and help them with resources and support. I love teaching through exploration and discovery.

Location

FL

Affiliation

Miami Dade County Public Schools

Recent Posts by Maria

Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:02 PM in Integrating Interactive Notebooks
I am a science Coach and I have to oversee the use of interactive notebooks. I think they are a wonderful way to keep the classwork organized and it becomes a great resource when studying for a test, but unfortunately not all teachers buy into this. I agree with the teacher that says that if teachers do not see them as valuable, then they will be a waste of time. For this reason I don't think teac...

Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:02 PM in Integrating Interactive Notebooks
I am a science Coach and I have to oversee the use of interactive notebooks. I think they are a wonderful way to keep the classwork organized and it becomes a great resource when studying for a test, but Unfortunately not all teachers buy into this. i agree with the teacher that says that is teachers do not see them as valuable then they will be a waste of time, that is why I don't think teachers ...

Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:24 PM in Minority Women in STEM
Even without the statistics this is obvious. Visit any university classroom, go into the physics or chemistry labs and you will see women and minorities are barely represented if they are present at all. My son is a 17 years old, Black Hispanic young man who wants to be a theoretical physicist. I have been talking to him about this, he will have to be very resilient because he wont find many other...





Recent Reviews by Maria


Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:37 PM
5 Biodiversity Resources
This is a great collection of resources for any science teacher. The collection includes several journal articles that stress the importance of biodiversity to maintain the ecological balance of any ecosystem as well as to maintain the health of any gene pool. It gives ideas for teacher to include biodiversity lessons in their curriculum.


Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:17 PM
5 Science Education Collection Review
I thought this collection had some very important articles on general science education, and they should be required reading by science teachers. This collections focuses on the real reasons why it is important to learn science. The articles deal with how to address bigger issues in the world such as sustainability, Cultural tolerance, and collaboration between countries to solve ecological problems. Giving the science classroom a real immediate purpose and applications to the real world should be every teacher's goal. The articles in this collection allow for reflecting on today's problems and figuring out ways in which science can help to solve them, making our lives better.


Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:17 PM
5 Science Education Collection Review
I thought this collection had some very important articles on general science education, and they should be required reading by science teachers. This collections focuses on the real reasons why it is important to learn science. The articles deal with how to address bigger issues in the world such as sustainability, Cultural tolerance, and collaboration between countries to solve ecological problems. Giving the science classroom a real immediate purpose and applications to the real world should be every teacher's goal. The articles in this collection allow for reflecting on today's problems and figuring out ways in which science can help to solve them, making our lives better.






Recent Public Collections by Maria


Changes to the Earth Collection

15 Resources

These resources were gathered to better understand and teach the processes that change the Earth



External Resource: Rock Cycle Animation
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External Resource: Rock and the Rock Cycle
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