Grace Nielsen

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Recent Posts by Grace

Tue May 01, 2018 4:32 PM in ELL STUDENTS AND NGSS
Hi Thora!  My name is Grace Nielsen. I am an undergraduate student studying Elementary Education, with a minor in Special Education, at the University of Nothern Iowa. Though I am not an expert, I have spent a lot of time studying teaching practices that help make learning assessible to all students, including ELL. Bellow I will list some tips to help support the learning needs of ELL students...

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:46 PM in Growing Excitement for Science
Hi Chanel! I am a preservice teacher as well, but have planned and taught about 10 different science lessons. Throughout these experiences, I have learned some strategies that help students get excited about learning science. First, students enjoy hands-on learning activities. For example, I taught a unit on life cycles and plant reproduction. To help students learn the parts of the flower...

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:08 PM in Gardening at school with young children
Hi Tammy! I love the idea of a planting a garden, but I know it can be time consuming. Have you ever considered having plants in the classroom? I believe there are many benefits to keeping plants in the classroom. First, I believe the greenery really livens up the room and students can observe them throughout the entire school day. Second, they help purify the air. Third, the plants will not d...