Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:40 PM in Integrating Science & Writing
Hello Carina,  I am a 3rd year preservice teacher at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and our education system is huge on cross-curricular connections. I think there are many writing activities that you can incorporate science into your writing classes. I think a weather report is a great idea! You could also have your students keep journals that are reflections of their science class. It wou...

Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:42 PM in Science and Special Education
Hello, My name is Andrea and I am a 3rd year preservice teacher at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. I have a special education endorsement, but do not have much experience in working with special education students with science content. I am curious if there are any strategies or programs that special education teachers are using in their classroom for their students with special needs.  ...

Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:23 AM in Keeping Students Engaged
I think it is very important to know that your students will need to have breaks throughout the class time. Brain breaks are a great way to get students refocused if they are starting to space off during a lesson. Even a short 1 minute break can do wonders when getting students to bring their thoughts back to learning. A simple video or short activity will do a lot!   Andrea Elementary E...