Naimah Urfi

Hi, my name is Naimah Urfi and I am a senior at the University of Houston. I am currently working on getting my Bachelor's of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with an EC-6 Generalist Teaching Certification by December 2018. I am passionate about learning child development and I strive to be able to make a positive change and instill a growth mindset in the young minds of the present and future.

Location

USA

Affiliation

University of Houston

Recent Posts by Naimah

Yesterday, 10:41 PM in Using Science Notebooks for Assessment/Evaluation
Hi Julie, I love what you said about science interactive notebooks serving as assessments for learning rather than assessments for grading. I see the importance of that statement because having a book of student's honest notes, drawings and thoughts is a great tool for teachers to use to track students' progress and know what lesson objectives need to be retaught. It is a great learning resource...

Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:47 PM in Keeping Students Engaged
Andrea, I think along with Katherine said about engaging and hands-on activities, students interpret and understand new information well when they can connect what they learn back to something they are familiar with in real life. In other words, creating meaningful activities and asking purposeful questions that help students think about the subject outside of school terms is a great tool when te...

Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:22 PM in SCIENCE & SPACE IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM
Hi everyone, I am also a student teacher in a first-grade classroom, and I too experience the disappointment of not seeing enough time set aside in the curriculum for science. The district that I am in is strict about the subject areas the teachers teach and basically allows only a handful of minutes a day for a super quick and simple "lesson". However, my mentor teacher loves and values scienc...