Melanie Vibar

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Recent Posts by Melanie

Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:53 AM in Is STEM realistic?
Along with the others, I believe STEM is realistic. In order to maybe familiarize your students with questions on your state's standardized test formats, I would give them a few questions in whole group or small group and show assess them yourself that way. If you do this, the students can conduct your activities but also get used to seeing those kinds of questions. With your guidance as well, the...

Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:49 AM in Erosion/weathering and it's effect on our water systems lab idea
This is a great activity! I might steal this for a lesson in the future as well. As for ideas, I think since you sstated that your students may get impatient, maybe have them measure with a timer and take data on observations over a period of time at every 15 or so second interval. This way, the students are staying on their toes and not off task. 

Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:46 AM in Lesson Writing
Hi everyone! I am interested in teaching a Special Education classroom and I was wondering if anyone has suggestions on different experiments or hands-on activities I can do in the future with Elementary Special Education students.