Margaret Stout

I am an Autism Teacher for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. I am a National Board Certified Teacher as an Exceptional Needs Specialist. My interest is in understanding inquiry based learning and assessment that reflects the uniqueness of my students. My goal is to create lesson plans that incorporate inquiry based learning across the primary year standards but also reflect the specific learning needs of my students.




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Recent Posts by Margaret

Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:41 PM in STEM & Special Education
I found two resources that I think can be modified for students with special needs. I teach students with autism with a wide range of skill sets (severe to high functioning) and grades (K through 3rd). I like the fact some of the lessons are cross-disciplinary as well.

Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:17 PM in What is STEM for K-5
Hi Adah, Just to follow up on your question as to the "for profit" site concerns. If you go to the tab under about and you'll see she is a former high school engineering teacher turned entrepreneur. This is not about curriculum per se, rather it is an opportunity for young children to explore problem solving and engineering in a fun, interactive environmen...

Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:43 PM in Music with a Vegetable
Try then choose Musical Instruments

Recent Reviews by Margaret

Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:22 PM
4 Good Suggestions
The focus of this article is for inclusion teachers to provide an inquiry based approach for all students including those with special needs. The accommodations suggested are sound and effective. From equipment modifications to the grouping of students, the author makes meaningful recommendations on how to ensure the inclusion of all students.

Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:11 PM
5 A Unique Summer Science Camp
This book chapter shares a summer camp experience that integrates performing arts, experimentation, and exploration of science. The activities and experiences provided to the campers let them experience camp in a fun and relaxed way. As a special education teacher I focus on point of performance. From this point I move my students forward in their learning. This camp reminded me some students need a way to connect with science in a non-traditional way, to define their point of performance in science, before they can move forward with confidence and interest. This camp provided students with just such an experience. This camp seem replicable.

Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:59 PM
5 Inquiry through questioning
Another easy to understand, easy to use resource for developing inquiry skills in my students with special needs. This article explains question development clearly enough for me to be able to differentiate and scaffold the skill of asking questions for my population.

Recent Public Collections by Margaret


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Exploratorium Assessment of Learning
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5 Es Teaching Model

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Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate - the 5 Es Teaching Model for Science

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NASA's 5 Es Teaching Model
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