Brianna Martin

I'm a junior at the University of Northern Iowa studying elementary education with a literacy minor!



Recent Posts by Brianna

Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:05 AM in Science Phenomena
Hi Kembela! I didn’t know a lot about using phenomena in lessons until my professor introduced it to us in class. The article that Brianna Marvin linked  above (“Using Phenomena in NGSS-Designed Lessons and Units”) is one of the resources that helped me better understand the concept.  Two things that really stuck out to me in this article was that, “The focus of learning shifts from learning ab...

Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:13 PM in Inquiry-Based Learning in Elementary School
Tera- I believe that inquiry-based learning is beneficial for all grade levels. I too think that incorporating inquiry into your science teaching comes in variations. We know that their are different kinds of inquiry (confirmation, structured, guided and open) as you stated above, and I think finding the right kind of inquiry for your specific class is essential for engaging your students and tea...