Janice Venezuela

Hi! My name is Janice Venezuela and I am in my last semester as a junior in Elementary Education. My love for teaching began when I became an assistant teacher at the ballet school I have been attending since the age of four. I became a ballet teacher about 4 years ago and I have been loving every second of it. However, my goal is to become a school- based Occupational Therapist, so I have been able to combine my education courses with my OT prerequisites so that I may apply to a master's program upon graduating. I am looking forward to be reminded of elementary science and how enjoyable it can become for students.

Location

FL

Recent Posts by Janice

Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:11 PM in Getting the Students Excited About Science
Hello, What I have noticed in different classrooms and in my own experiences is that a video, or even a personal story, can be the most captivating. Another way to engage them is to start off with an investigation or exploration to see if the students can teach themselves before explaining to the class and eventually learning about the topic. With these techniques, I have seen students become ...

Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:07 PM in Amount of time for science in the classroom
Hello, I am currently a preservice teacher and I have done observations at many schools throughout my undergraduate career. I have noticed that between the schools, the types of administration, and the types of teachers varies throughout each school. Some schools emphasize on science to be one of the courses teachers teach for a long period. There are also some teachers who do not have much of...

Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:48 PM in 5E Lesson Plans
Using 5E lesson plans in a science classroom is the best way to get students involved in inquiry and investigation. I do understand that science lessons seem to be cut short in order to make time for other subjects, but a quick, engaging lesson should be able to satisfy the learning expectations and plan for the lesson. If the student's attention is captured immediately and they are given a questi...





Recent Reviews by Janice


Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:59 PM
5 Living vs. Non- Living
The selected resources for the "Living vs. Non- Living" concept seemed to be chosen precisely in order to gather as much information for the upcoming lesson. With these resources, I know the teacher will be able to gain her understanding about the topic, as well as, help her students learn more about living and non- living things. The most helpful resource is the SciPack due to the amount of explicit information provided. It is also a resource that can be used interactively in the classroom so that students may learn and participate in group discussions. The two articles on formative assessments will be especially helpful to the teacher when determining whether students have understood the concept or not. All in all, the resources gathered for this collection seem to be one of the best for a lesson on living vs. non- living things.


Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:59 PM
5 Living vs. Non- Living
The selected resources for the "Living vs. Non- Living" concept seemed to be chosen precisely in order to gather as much information for the upcoming lesson. With these resources, I know the teacher will be able to gain her understanding about the topic, as well as, help her students learn more about living and non- living things. The most helpful resource is the SciPack due to the amount of explicit information provided. It is also a resource that can be used interactively in the classroom so that students may learn and participate in group discussions. The two articles on formative assessments will be especially helpful to the teacher when determining whether students have understood the concept or not. All in all, the resources gathered for this collection seem to be one of the best for a lesson on living vs. non- living things.


Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:48 PM
5 Sink or Float Review- Janice Venezuela
The articles chosen for the lesson on what sinks and what floats, have created a bundle of beneficial resources that will definitely enhance the lesson being created and taught. The articles chosen, have provided key words for the teacher to review with the students and how those key words are important for the students' understanding of the lesson. With these articles, the teacher will be able to write an in- depth lesson on what sinks and what floats. The articles have also provided the teacher with information that will benefit their understanding of the topic. If the teacher is very knowledgeable on the concept, the students will be able to accurately learn and be able to understand much more. The articles chosen for the collection have also served as a guide for the teacher's lesson plan due to sample lessons that were taught to other group of students. With these samples, teachers are able to look at lessons that have been successful in the past and be able to provide students with a lesson that is guaranteed to make them learn. Some of the resources have also provided related benchmarks to the benchmark chosen for the lesson. With this list, teachers will be able to pull from past ideas, that students should know, in order to connect the lesson to their background knowledge. I give this collection five stars due to the in- depth resources that will benefit the lesson and the learning of the students.






Recent Public Collections by Janice


Force and Motion

6 Resources

Six resources to help me develop my lesson on force and motion.



Science 101: Are there different types of force and motion?
Type: Journal Article
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Science Shorts: Energy in Motion
Type: Journal Article
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Research Resources- How Humans Can Change Environments

6 Resources

This collection is for the Field Experience Assignment #2. Resources will found in regards to the chosen topic of how humans can change environments.



Teaching Through Trade Books: Humans and the Earth
Type: Journal Article
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Earth's Changing Surface: Humans as Agents of Change
Type: Science Object
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