Claudia Quiroz




University of Houston

Recent Posts by Claudia

Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:22 AM in STEM and Fairy Tales
Hi Wendy! I am a student teacher from the University of Houston. I did not know what STEM was and I just recently learned about it. Although I understand more about STEM I am still not sure how it could be incorporated in the classroom. Specially now when some schools are getting rid of science to spend more time with reading/writing and math. Seeing your post and the link you shared helped me un...

Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:59 PM in Safety Rules in the Classroom
I totally agree! Safety should always be a priority. Even when experiments are "simple" students can always find a different way to do things and might get hurt or hurt someone by accident. I am currently student teaching at a second grade classroom and I taught a science lesson recently. I had a lot of hands-on activities and although I talked to the students about safety rules, everything went o...

Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:38 AM in Engaging Students in the Classroom
Hi Nicole, Thank you for this post. It is true that engagement is the key if we want our students to learn. There are some topics that can be challenging when thinking of how to engage students. (For example, when students have to learn about rocks. It is hard to think of something on the spot that can get students excited about learning about rocks). However, technology can help us with differen...