Daphne Henry

I am currently a student at San Diego State, working towards becoming an elementary school teacher. This semester I am doing my pre-student teaching in Kindergarten and I will be full-time student teaching in 4th grade next Fall. My favorite science experiment is making Gak with kids!




SDSU Credential Student

Recent Posts by Daphne

Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:21 PM in No Time for Science
This is a very difficult situation, for teachers all over the US, but with persistence and a creative mind frame something must be able to shift. I know, as a pre-student teacher, that you go into teaching filled with excitement and dreams about all the fun science projects, experiments, and explorations that you and your class will take, but reality is so different. At the school I'm observin...

Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:05 PM in Time Management
Hi Hilary, As a pre-student teacher, one of the things I observe happening most often in class is time being wasted on classroom management. If I started clocking minutes wasted, I bet the class spends at least a combined 40 minutes a day, just on behavior management. Time is wasted on getting out supplies, lining up, getting quite, and so on. I think one of the factors that contributes to thi...

Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:55 PM in Common Core Standards?
Hi Anna, I am currently in a credential program (so not yet teaching full-time in schools), but my professors often have us work on what they call "Backwards Planning." In essence, it means start with your goals/assessments/standards - whatever it may be, and plan backwards from there. That way you can make sure that your target goals are going to be met. Daphne

Recent Public Collections by Daphne

Spring has Sprung!

10 Resources

The theme of this collection is Spring Flowers. The collection is geared toward teaching elementary school aged students about plants. The resources all fit together, because they provide information and activities regarding various aspects of learning about plants (the plant cycle, school gardens, making predictions/drawing conclusions about how plants will grow and react to different environments, and so on). 1. "Assessing Students Ideas About Plants" I chose this article, because it has helpful information on teaching students basic information about plants. It will be a great introductory resource for starting a conversation about "what is a plant? and what's not a plant?" The article also includes great visuals and worksheets. 2. "Flow of Matter and Energy in Ecosystems (Plant cycle scipack)" I chose this Scipack, because it has a section specifically dedicated to the plant cycle (from beginning to end). This will be helpful when teaching students about what factors cause plant

Assessing Students’ Ideas About Plants
Type: Journal Article

Discovering Flowers in a New Light
Type: Journal Article