Kelsey Nason



Recent Posts by Kelsey

Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:45 PM in How does creativity and State Exams mix?
I, too, agree that you can use hands-on activities to foster scientific reasoning and thinking. While I don't like that teachers often have to "teach to the test", I still believe that you can help your students develop a love for science AND passing test scores by helping them understand science topics in fun, hands-on ways and by being enthusiastic about science. Your passion will inspire your s...

Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:46 PM in Preservice Teacher Advice
I too am a preservice teacher. I am currently in the classroom four days a week student teaching (Kindergarten), and I have found a variety of websites that have come in handy. Keep in mind, almost everything you find will need to be 'tweaked' or changed to fit your students and your TEK or objective. Hopefully the school or district will also give you many resources. Here's a list of websites mys...

Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:56 PM in Implementing STEM in my classroom
Leslie, I believe STEM is best implemented by allowing creativity, expression, and collaboration in the classroom. In all grades, but especially in the lower grades, I have noticed that students often learn best from each other. I would begin implementing STEM by designing activities around group work and/or students teaching each other. In math, you can have students share how they got their...