Isis Mena

Location

FL

Recent Posts by Isis

Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:52 PM in Teaching Controversial Topics in Science
I am really interested in this discussion, I believe many teachers have similar questions but topics similar to this post are never discussed among teachers. After, reading some of the replies I believe the best way is to discuss findings from reliable resources and sharing the resources with your students. By sharing the findings, the students can make their own discoveries and conclusions. By al...

Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:05 PM in Elementary Astronomy
I love this idea! I have seen astronomy night done in college campuses but not on the elementary level. I believe the students will be extremely involved in activities involving astronomy and a night can be used as a review for Earth science.

Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:48 PM in Astronomy Night
I love this idea! I have seen astronomy night done in college campuses but not on the elementary level. I believe the students will be extremely involved in activities involving astronomy and a night can be used as a review for Earth science.





Recent Reviews by Isis


Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:02 AM
5 Inquiry Review
I really enjoyed this collection! The two journal articles discussed and explained lessons and methods and connected them to real life and real classroom situations. I really enjoyed ready about the 5 levels of inquiry in the "Inquiry and the Learning Cycle" and about the experiment levels in the Many Levels of Inquiry. By reading about the levels of inquiry multiple times from multiple sources, I was able to understand different ways to include inquiry. Reading the multiple articles on how to include inquiry into my classrooms and how to scaffold the different types of inquiry really provided me with great ideas for my future class.


Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:48 PM
4 Safety in a classroom
I really enjoyed reading this article! I like how the teacher reflected and used an unseen situation to her advantage. I believe teaching always involves ongoing knowledge and the teacher in this article learned and kept moving forward, careful to avoid safety mistakes in the classroom.


Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:20 PM
5 Reaching all students
I really enjoyed this article! I often think about teaching to students in the ELL program especially living in Miami, FL. I agree with including inquiry based lessons in classrooms to involve all students; keeping all students engaged and allowing them to explore independently. I've seen a lot of the strategies mentioned in the article in field classrooms I have observed such as language buddies and pre-assessments. But, I resonated with two points in the article. I do believe keeping the students encouraged and providing all students with different types of assessment (formally and informally) can benefit all students, not solely students in the ELL program.






Recent Public Collections by Isis


Motion and force

8 Resources



Science Shorts: Energy in Motion
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The Early Years: Objects in Motion
Type: Journal Article
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Food chain/food web

8 Resources

Resources on food chains or food webs



Teaching Through Trade Books: Figuring Out Food Chains
Type: Journal Article
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Tabizi Pythons & Clendro Hawks: Using Imaginary Animals to Achieve Real Knowledge about Ecosystems
Type: Journal Article
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