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 Feb 15, 2018 10:31 AM in Science Phenomena
Hi Kembela! I also didn't know much teaching phenomena until my current class with Professor Atwood-Blaine! I suggest following a 5E lesson plan when teaching! It is a great foundation to build a lesson to teach. The phases are Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate! (I will attach an article that explain it more in depth!) I feel that the Engage Phases is SO important because it...

Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:52 AM in Inquiry-Based Learning in Elementary School
Hi Kevin! I am currently taking Teaching Elementary School Science, as an undergraduate. I also love using the 5E lesson plan/model for any lesson I want to teach in any subject! I saw that others mentioned it before me but I thought I would dive deeper into it for you! If you are not familiar with the model, it breaks the lesson down into 5 parts. The lesson plan starts with the Engage . This is...