Tera Porter

I am a junior majoring in Elementary Education with minors in Literacy and Social Studies at the University of Northern Iowa.



Recent Posts by Tera

Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:05 PM in Inquiry Based Investigations
Hi Griselda! I am currently a student at the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in Elementary Education. Recently, my class has been creating 5E lesson plans and incorporating inquiry based learning. Throughout the year, we have discussed which age groups to keep at open inquiry and which age groups to keep at a structured inquiry. For Kindergarten, I personally would have structured inquir...

Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:52 PM in Fun Science Lessons
Hi Mary! I am currently a junior studying at the University of Northern Iowa. Although I don't have my own classroom, I have experienced teaching science lessons. The most recent science lesson that I taught, was centered around students observing erosion. This lesson was very hands on, and I think that's what kept the students engaged! For this lesson, my teaching partner and I gave each grou...

Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:54 AM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
In the last couple of years, I have learned just how important play is to students. Play is just as important in the elementary grades, as it is for students preschool and below. I have learned that allowing students to play through STEM activities, allows them to work out their problem solving skills, monitor their emotions, and enhance their social skills. I believe that as teachers we need to r...