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.




Retired from Seven Oaks School Division

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Recent Posts by Gabe

Today, 12:51 PM in Classroom Mangement?
I concur with Beatrice.  Establishing procedures and expectations is a key to classroom management.  Also, be consistent - do not relax your expectations and apply them to everyone at all times.  If the students feel they have wiggle room then they will, well, 'wiggle' around your expectations!  Another strategy is to create a code of conduct for the class with the students helping author that...

Today, 12:43 PM in Behavior
Hello Shelby, If you go into the classroom prepared, confident and create a presence by talking surely and decisively, students will see you as a teacher instead of a guest.  Plan your transitions from one activity to another - idle time is where students will lose focus.  Keeping the lesson moving along will also keep the students busy. Hope this helps, Gabe 

Today, 12:21 PM in Classroom Management
Hello Allyson, I have always liked an active class – provided the activity is focussed on learning!  Observing what is happening is important - so pick a corner of the room and set yourself up there.  From that point of the room the entire class is in front of you and visible. Be aware that some students may be behind you when you are helping someone, so turn yourself to have as many students ...

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

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Discussion Starters

2 Resources

Graphic organizers to help start off discussions in science class

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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]

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