Y-La Nguyen

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Recent Posts by Y-La

Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:06 PM in Combining Science with Art
I taught a lesson about the seasons and yes, it is definitely a unit that could easily incorporate art! I had the students drawing their favorite season and they enjoyed it a lot. Their drawings showed me what they knew and understood about that particular season. I think incorporating art in the lessons also gets the students more engaged in the lesson.

Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:58 PM in Integrating Interactive Notebooks
Definitely not! I have used interactive notebooks for my own college classes (I'm currently a student teacher), and even I have found it extremely helpful. It's a great way to organize my notes and what I learn or do in class. I have also seen it being used in a third grade classroom and when the teacher asked them about something they learned previously, they were able to go back to the page they...

Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:53 PM in Engaging Students in Learning
From what I have observed and learned from my student teaching, students are engaged when there are hands on activities. The hands on activities let the students investigate ideas and it's more fun than giving worksheets. They retain the information better when they are involved in the learning process. Incorporating art into the lessons can also help engage the students. They like to draw and cre...