Kyrston Hickson

I am currently getting my MAT in middle grades with concentrations in science and social science. I have my undergrad in biology from Georgia Southern University (GO EAGLES!!). I realized I wanted to teach while I was in Americorps in 2014. So when I am certified I will hopefully get a job in the Atlanta area.

Recent Posts by Kyrston

Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:41 PM in Classroom Management and Safety
I like the idea of student jobs during an activity and also during the regular school day/year. I'm wondering at what level does this work best. I plan on teaching middle grades. I can see elementary students jumping at the opportunity to help out the teacher. But middle grade students might not be so enthusiastic about it. Is there an age limit to this "method"?

Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:34 PM in Innovation in Teaching Science
Add technology into the classroom. Fun videos from Youtube and assessment apps like Kahoot are a great start. I think group work would add some fun too. This also would facilitate peer learning to some degree. You could ask your students what they are interested in and design a lesson plan or even just a project around that. Also try to relate the material to your students lives. Make it relev...

Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:18 PM in Assessing Science
I would suggest pairing or grouping so that they can learn from their peers. Maybe group review as a warm-up the next day. Give each group a question that was missed on the assessment. Let them discuss it for a few minutes. Then come together as a whole for a class discussion. Students are learning from each other and getting a review of a the material learned yesterday. Also try assessing as yo...