Brenda Villarreal

I am currently a university student doing Student Teaching. My current students are in kindergarten and I am hoping to learn how to implement science into the lowers grade levels where science is not included all the time.



Recent Posts by Brenda

Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:31 PM in Keeping Kinder Active
Hello! I am a student teacher in a kinder classroom. I was hoping to get some insight of what i could do to keep the students in check. Whenever I teach anything, the students seem to get hyper and too excited to the point that I have to pause the class and quiet them down. Are there any methods I could use to create a better learning environment for the students? I would appreciate any help I can...

Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:23 PM in Weather and Elementary
In my kinder class, my mentor teacher has the students describe the weather and because they are bilingual students, they have to say both English and Spanish words. The teacher then has them practice writing the words themselves on the whiteboards. Afterwards, they have the chance to explore their favorite weather by creating a drawing and writing a sentence on what weather the like.

Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:18 PM in How competition in schools affect kids!
I do agree that competition is not the best method to help students learn through. Parents and teachers are at fault up to a certain point when it comes to pressuring the students with or without knowing that they should compete against each other. Instead of creating an ideal classroom climate, students feel like they need to compete to become the best out of everyone. Showing students that e...