Keaton Despard

Hi I am Keaton Despard! I am an Elementary Education major with a Social Studies Endorsement. I am married to my husband Josh and we have 3 dogs and 2 cats! I love animals and watching sports! I'm excited to learn more about how to teach science to my future students because science is my weakest area!

Recent Posts by Keaton

Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:34 AM in Fun Science Lessons
Hi Mary! I am currently a pre-service elementary education teacher. at the University of Northern Iowa! One of the big things we've talked about it incorporating play into the classroom. A lot of classroom have taken that aspect out, when in reality they shouldn't. Kids learn through play! They learn what works and what doesn't. Play is a necessity break in the day for optimizing a child’s social...

Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:30 PM in Engagement
Hi Nicolette! When planning a lesson I like to use a 5E lesson plan format! I love that student engagement is something you are paying close attention too. I also love using books to start a lesson. I think using a book it just fine to start off with as long as you follow up with a hands-on activity. For a lesson I am about to teach we read a book and then together we make a Venn Diagram comparin...

Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:06 AM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
Hi Kathy! I love the article you attached! I completely agree with what they were saying, learning is “hands on, minds on!” I agree because that’s how I learn myself! I’m currently a preservice teacher at the University of Northern Iowa! This week we have been talking about whether or not we feel play is essential for students, we all agree that it is! We’ve also been reading other articles about ...