Dinaz Lokhandwalla

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Recent Posts by Dinaz

Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:32 AM in Engagement for the lesson
I think someone else mentioned this already, but BrainPop videos are great. They have lessons, activities, and assessments to help a teacher through a lesson. I think that YouTube has some great videos as well, but need to be researched by the teacher in advance. I also think that doing some of the activities that are in the students' science books is a great way to create text-to-self connections...

Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:25 AM in Science Activities
I think it is important to do every subject every day. I think that when we focus on just one subject we are telling the students that the latter is not as important. In older grades there are checkpoints for many of the subjects, including science. The districts are holding teachers responsible for incorporating science in the curriculum. There are TEKS that teachers are supposed to be at every w...

Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:55 AM in Integrating Interactive Notebooks
I think that interactive notebooks are a great tool to use in the classroom. I think where the students lose focus, is when they feel that no one is looking at it. When students turn in assignments they know that someone will look at their work. I think that if you take the time weekly to do a interactive book check, they will feel the need to put in more effort. Many students are creative and do ...