Allison Sendejas

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Recent Posts by Allison

Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:22 PM in Engaging Students
Proficiently understanding the content before we teach it is essential and something that I myself need to perfect. While taking methods courses myself this semester, I came to the realization that some of the science content was essentially all new to me because it had been so long since some of these concepts were taught to me or reviewed. I have learned or rather, re-learned so much while takin...

Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:16 PM in Notes vs. hands-on
It is great to use notes, and some students greatly benefit from notes, however there are others who will benefit from hands-on. There are various types of learners and as difficult as it might be at times, it is important that we try to meet the instructional needs of as many students as we can. Perhaps a 60-40 ratio (notes:40%) (hands-on:60%) would be good for science. I have found in 3rd grade ...

Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:12 PM in Getting girls involved in Science
I think anything hands-on and interactive would be great! Science can be very abstract for both boys and girls at times. Having activities that bring the content to life are great for making these abstract concepts more clear for students. Once there is an understanding of the concepts, students will most likely start to enjoy the lessons.