Forums & User Community

Most Active Users This Week

National Leader Boards Online Now Online Advisors Community Update

Most Active Users Last Month

Recent Posts

Assigning Homework | Posted in New Teachers

I am in early childhood which can be very different from 4th and 5th. However, I personally view homework to be extremely important in all areas. The most effective methods that I have seen homework done is in large packets for the week and baggy books with comprehension questions each night. In the large packets I have seen a teacher do all reading and math or a couple pieces of the packet to be reading, a couple math and some for writing, science or social studies. I have heard of some elementary schools doing away with homework all together. However, I personally feel that homework is important to help support the involvement of the parents in their child's education and if you do away with homework that is not giving the parents the opportunity to see what their child is doing and learning.


Victoria Wilt

Learning Science Concepts through Play | Posted in Early Childhood

I have been thinking a lot about young children and how curious these children are. They are full of questions..some can be investigated, some can not. These children need to be involved in experiences. That is where the questions begin. I am reminded of a quote "Play is children's work."

I am going to attach an article that certainly might provoke some wondering for teachers of young children.

kathy


Kathleen Renfrew

Interaction with Force, Mass, and Motion | Posted in Physical Science

In my physics classroom, we use both hands-on activities and pHet simulations.  The hands-on activities provide concrete experience with the phenomena that my students are studying.  The computer simulations help them further explore those concrete experience by looking at the phenomena a different way.  For example, when study projectiles, I have students build mini-catapults and test how they work.  They observe and describe how motion projectile motion looks. Then they follow up that activity with the pHet simulation in which they can more easily control variables so they can test the different factors that contribute to projectile motion. 


Ruth Hutson

Online Now (42)
Peyton Barrett, Randle Brown, Abigail Castle, Cathy Chastain-Gragg, Lorena Chavez, Yakira Cochran Cochran, Byron Cothran, Jenn Coury, LeAnna Cuevas, Maura Cullen, TeachEngineering Digital Library, Kaleigh Ellis Ellis, Aaron Ferrel, Michael Fields, Marissa Gonzales, Jaqueline Gonzalez, Katie Hodge, McKenzie Horn, Lisa Janosik, Agata Jedrzejewski, Liliia Khmarskaia, Baylee Kleitsch, Mateja Landgraf, Lasamee Lee, Samantha Maxey, Edith McCormick-Sanchez, Flavio Mendez, Maggie Moeller, Xiaomeng Ni, Kerri Patterson, Morgen Perez, Cherokee Perkins, Kara Pickney, Mary Reimer, Amber Roberts, Marco Rodriguez, Kaitlyn Schmidt, Madison Sivret, Del Mar Stem, Caitlin Stroebel, Lori Torres, Amanda Upton

Forum content is subject to the same rules as NSTA List Serves. Rules and disclaimers