Brandon Ishikata

I am currently a graduate student pursing my Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential (K-6). As an upcoming teacher, I hope to integrate the NGSS into my curriculum and make science exciting/memorable for all students.




Chula Vista Elementary School District

Recent Posts by Brandon

Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:50 PM in Developing Authority as a Student Teacher
I am a student teacher too and have experienced the similar struggle. I have tried my best to take control of the class, especially when my master teacher is out of the classroom. When observing other teachers, I saw that table points, class points, and teacher vs student points are a helpful classroom management tool.

Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:48 PM in Scientist Pen-Pals for Your Students!
Thanks for sharing the post! This is an awesome idea and I think my students would really be into it. I think this would be great since it gets them involved in more STEM activities and role models in the science field!

Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:47 PM in Student Teachers and Science
Brittany, I did a weather lesson with the students and they enjoyed going outside, playing with the thermometers, and seeing a time lapse video of weather. When I lecture at them for too long, they tend to get sqwirmy. Since I have a lot of ELL students in my class, one way I assessed them was through drawing pictures. This gave me the most insight about their science knowledge and they found it f...

Recent Public Collections by Brandon

TE 910C- CAT Resources

5 Resources

Brandon Ishikata's collection for the TE 910C CAT.

Ocean's Effect on Weather and Climate: Global Climate Patterns
Type: Science Object

Ocean's Effect on Weather and Climate: Global Precipitation and Energy
Type: Science Object