Zachary Sweger

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Recent Posts by Zachary

Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:20 AM in Groupwork
For all of us who haven't had a lot of experience teaching yet, I was wondering, do students tend to be more productive when they are working in groups with people they have been randomly assigned to work with, or is it best to allow students to choose their own groups so they are already comfortable with the people they're working with? Alternatively, has anyone found it helpful to intentionally ...

Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:10 AM in Science Fun for Students
It might be helpful to try to get a sense of other topics your students may be interested in. Finding ways to integrate topics such as history, social justice or literature into your lesson could help engage students in science through subjects they may enjoy more. For example, I've had students who've expressed to me that they really liked history and English classes because they make the topics ...