Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:10 PM
This set of articles is extremely useful not only for new teachers, but for veteran teachers as well. Classroom management is something that changes every year and with every class. It is important to be flexible and open in trying new techniques and strategies to maintain control in your classroom. These articles provide a plethora a ideas to try and implement in your classroom. The importance of preparation, the physical classroom environment, and the relationship between the teacher and students is stressed as being the most fundamental aspects of creating a positive environment. I would highly recommend looking through these articles whether this is an area you struggle with or not. You can never have too many tools in your toolbox!
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:56 PM
Solar System Sciguide
This is an amazing resource to use and implement in any classroom. I falsely assumed this resource would be lengthy, hard to navigate, and not user friendly; however, I found the exact opposite to be true. This sciguide gave many useful lesson plans, visual simulations, and other resources for teachers to utilize when teaching about the solar system. I believe that this resource would be particularly useful for a unit in which the teacher is not completely confident with. This would be very helpful to review before teaching to ensure that you are supplying your students with the right information, in the best way possible. I definitely plan to use sciguides in the future. I believe they are a tool that helps ensure retention of information and engagement of students.