Yolanda Garza

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Recent Posts by Yolanda

Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:22 AM in Science Fun for Students
Investing in some manipulatives that can be used over and over would be a good idea. Having games for even the boring things such as vocabulary. There is a game called "SWAT" in which students swat the correct vocabulary word on a Powerpoint or other type of document projector. This activity is fun and competitive and really gets students remembering vocabulary. You can also make the questions mor...

Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:12 AM in Classroom Management
I have found that no matter the group size what works best is letting the students know what your expectations are beforehand. This has worked best for me thus far because students know what I will allow and what is not acceptable behavior before the hands on things begin!

Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:04 PM in Science Notebook
Perhaps you could give out a sheet periodically reminding students what all they should have in their notebooks by this time. I have been in classes where the teacher lets us put our work wherever we would like and I have been in a class where it was much more structured and all the work done in class and handouts were on the left side while the personal notes and homework went on the right side. ...