Matthew Mellor

Middle School Science Teacher: 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Science



Recent Posts by Matthew

Wed May 13, 2020 2:35 PM in Online Classroom Management Courses
Anyone have recommendations for a good online classroom management course? Thank you!

Wed May 13, 2020 2:29 PM in Maker Space Curriculum
Hi   I teach a makerspace class to middle schoolers. Does anyone know of a good makerspace curriculum? Thank you!

Wed May 13, 2020 2:26 PM in Practical Chemistry
Hi I'm a new teacher (I teach middle school science: 6th, 7th, 8th grade) and former engineer. I'd like to approach teaching chemistry from a practical view point (here are some of the cool things you can do with chemistry!).  Does anyone have resource suggestions to look into a practical approach to teaching chem? Higher level chem than middle school is okay. I'll be teaching HS next year....

Recent Reviews by Matthew

Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:22 PM
5 Valuable Advice for All Science Teachers
This resource is setup as questions and answers between a new teacher and veteran science teachers. The advice that the veteran science teachers give is useful and varied - from planning labs ahead of time to the value of group work. One of the points that was well made during article was the value of teamwork among teachers. If you aren't the only science teacher at your site then you should try to collaborate. This is a good article for new science teachers.

Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:04 PM
5 A Sampler
This article has good information for new teachers on the basics of classroom management.

Recent Public Collections by Matthew

Class Room Management

9 Resources

High School Science Classroom Management

Research and Teaching: Comparing Student Learning in the Team-Based Learning Classroom With Different Team Reporting Methods
Type: Journal Article

Science Sampler: Classroom management, rules, consequences, and rewards! Oh, my!
Type: Journal Article

Plate Tectonics

14 Resources

Plate Tectonics Resources

Continental Drift Activity
Type: User uploaded resource

Activity: A Plate Tectonic Puzzle
Type: User uploaded resource