Gabe Kraljevic

Since his early childhood in Winnipeg, Canada, Gabe has loved the natural world and has dedicated his life to studying science. Recently retired after 27 years teaching high school and middle school biology, physics, chemistry, robotics and computers – Gabe always worked to infuse fun in his classrooms. He has also helped draft the Manitoba biology curriculum, stood in as the science consultant for Manitoba Ministry of Education, been heavily involved in professional development of science teachers and has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Achievement in Teaching. Currently, Gabe is a member of the International Advisory Board for NSTA after being the District XVII (Canada) Director from 2017-2020. Living at the doorstep to the north, Gabe has also taken several opportunities to visit the impressive beauty of the Canadian arctic along the shores of Hudson Bay.

Location

Canada

Affiliation

Retired from Seven Oaks School Division

Social Media
Twitter
GKfromCanada

Recent Posts by Gabe

Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:13 PM in Choices in the Classroom

Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:03 PM in Technology in the classroom
Hello Maria, Great question!   I'm going to copy and paste what I said in a similar question: "Not all lessons require technology. As with anything, a teacher has to assess the best methods of how to teach a lesson and should not shoehorn technology – or anything else – into that lesson without thought or purpose.  I agree that our lessons should be authentic and allow students the freed...

Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:58 PM in balancing science instruction
Hello Katherine, Great question! Not all lessons require technology. As with anything, a teacher has to assess the best methods of how to teach a lesson and should not shoehorn technology – or anything else – into that lesson without thought or purpose.  I agree that our lessons should be authentic and allow students the freedom to explore hands-on without resorting to pre-made data or simu...





Recent Reviews by Gabe


Mon May 28, 2018 8:02 AM
4 Excellent resource for STEM and engineering
I have been using this podcast for years in my design process and STEM workshops for teachers! It expertly and clearly goes through the engineering design process, explaining each step. I use this as an introduction and have even copied their use of symbols for each step to create handouts to students as they go through the steps (see my collections). If I could have put 4.5 stars I would have. My only hesitation in giving it a 5/5 is that the sound is muffled and the video quality is medium resolution - making it a bit tough to use in a group setting. All in all, a fantastic resource that I have come to rely on heavily in my pd workshops.






Recent Public Collections by Gabe


High-Altitude Balloon Projects - Easier and more exciting than you think!

12 Resources

Start a space program in your school! A collection of slide presentations, handouts, videos on how students can design, build and launch science experiments over 30 km into the atmosphere (three times higher than commercial jets) using weather balloons .



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Slime Sampler from Molly Conway's book: "Slime Sorcery"

8 Resources

Molly Conway authored a book that highlighted many variations on slime and she sent me some sample pages. The book has 97 recipes!



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Pop Bottle Ecosystems

7 Resources

Here are some handouts, rubrics, worksheets and an sample student journal for doing pop bottle ecosystems in your classroom. Suitable for grades 4 through 12



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