Grace Nielsen

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Recent Posts by Grace

Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:00 PM in Science Phenomena
Hi Jamie! I agree. Teaching about natural phenomena is important as it provides students with the knowledge they need to better understand the world around them. As both you and Jenna emphasized, these phenomena are “Often more ordinary than extraordinary.” As educators, though we have the responsibility to spark curiosity and wonder within our students. If presented correctly during the ...

Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:44 PM in Inquiry-Based Learning in Elementary School
Hi Kevin! Inquiry based learning is important, even in the younger elementary grades. When students engage in inquiry based learning they are developing problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills. Students learn to take ownership over their own learning. Inquiry-based learning provides student the opportunity to practice using creativity and collaboration. To help students learn th...