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 the District Director of the NSTA for Canada. 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

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Recent Posts by Gabe

Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:24 AM in How can science be more fun and exciting for students?
Mary is spot on!  Be an example of how someone can love science, be passionate about it and see awe and wonder in the universe around us!  One thing we tend to do as science teachers is to come across as the expert.  I believe that the more you play 'dumb' and ask the students to figure out things you make the learning experiences richer for them.  It is totally ok to admit that you don't know ev...

Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:46 AM in Project or Problem based learning in Middle School Science
Hello Lisa! I know how easy it is to get side-tracked or lose sight of the phenomenon/problem that you orginally started with.  I think you've picked up that going in different directions is not really a bad thing at all. I think that seeing the different angles also connects their learning to more than just the problem at hand or the phenomenon under investigation.  In fact, I would say that ...

Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:49 PM in Anatomy-Human Body
Hello Kaylee! Here are a few of my favourite demonstrations and activities which the students also enjoyed and learned from.   Digestive System: Peristalsis demonstrations: Have a volunteer student stand on their head and drinking juice/water through a straw.  (Bring a pillow, have someone hold their ankles and provide a few choices for your volunteer to pick from.  Give them ...





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


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



Group_Work_Evaluation.docx
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7_ecosystems.pdf
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Discussion Starters

2 Resources

Graphic organizers to help start off discussions in science class



Discussion_Graphic_Organizer.pdf
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Arctic_Science_Teachers_Handbook.pdf
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Gabe's STEM resources

43 Resources

A compilation of handouts, rubrics, presentations on STEM and Engineering Design I have used and shared in workshops. Some YouTube video links to help. [Note: The focus is primarily on the engineering design process of STEM, but the activities are good integration]



STEM_related_links.docx
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Design_Process_-_SAGE.pptx
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