Maci Budzik

My name is Maci Budzik and I am studying Integrated Science at Kent State University. I look forward to becoming a high school science teacher in the next couple months!



Recent Posts by Maci

Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:52 PM in Lab Safety
Hello everyone! I am a preservice teacher and am currently observing in a biology classroom. Next semester I will be taking over the classroom and full-time student teaching. The importance of safety in the lab has ben engrained in my head since I began studying education. Since I have been observing, I have witnessed the enforcement of safety is much more challenging than I had expected. In the c...

Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:45 PM in Class Size
Hello everyone! I currently am a preservice teacher and have been observing in a freshman biology classroom. Next semester I will take over the classroom and begin full-time student teaching. All of the classes I will be teaching are extremely small, ranging from 6 students to 14 students. While I am aware that this is extremely rare, and is something many teachers wish they had, I have also found...

Recent Reviews by Maci

Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:10 PM
5 Classroom Management
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
5 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.