Dakota Dix

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Recent Posts by Dakota

Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:49 PM in Keeping Students Engaged
I am currently a future educator myself, and will begin my student teaching after this summer.  Through my field experiences so far and my education at the University of Northern Iowa, I have learned a lot of great ways to keep students involved in lessons.  The first thing I would suggest is offering breaks as often as possible.  This is especially crucial for younger grades because it can be ha...

Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:29 PM in Different levels of understanding
Tammy, I am currently in my final days at the University of Northern Iowa before I begin my student teaching.  I have never actually had a class of my own but through my field experiences and education, I have a couple of suggestions that I believe would work well in your classroom.  The first strategy that could be really effective is using peer groups.  I know the numbers are small, but if stud...

Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:06 AM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
I am currently a preservice teacher at the University of Northern Iowa. The resources that you provided was great and I think that play essential in the younger elementary grades. At this age, children are so curious about everything and allowing them play is a great way to help them explore their curiosities. In my science class at UNI, we recently visited a classroom that had different statio...