Mariana Celis

I am currently a junior student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the Elementary Education Program. I have always enjoyed being around children. Ever since I was really young, I always said I wanted to be a teacher. I currently work in a daycare and cannot wait to one day have my own classroom of elementary students. I love coffee, ice cream, nail polish, and turtles!

Recent Posts by Mariana

Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:56 PM in Modeling a Remote Teaching Lesson on the Nature of Science (NOS) and the definition of a PLANET
Hi Emma, I completely agree, once I watched the webinar I thought to myself "WOAH" there was a LOT I did not know about the planets. I was also taught a mnemonic that did not change after Pluto was "taken out". The mnemonic only taught me the names and order but now after this webinar I know so much more. I had many misconceptions... Through a song we use at daycare to teach about the planets,...

Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:12 PM in Modeling a Remote Teaching Lesson on the Nature of Science (NOS) and the definition of a PLANET
1.     Why is it NOT okay to continue to teach what is in science textbooks if we know the information is outdated/no longer factual? Justify with evidence.  From the webinar, I have learned a LOT of new things. My idea of the solar system and our planets was much different before watching the webinar. Just like myself, students create ideas and construct knowledge about the solar system ...

Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:06 PM in Attributes of a Successful/Effective Teacher
Rachel, I like how you compared excellent to being similar to perfection. I agree with what you said! I also think that children need to know that it is okay to make mistakes. Very often I catch myself trying to be a perfectionist and then feeling disappointed if it does not happen the way I had envisioned or had hoped for. I often have to remind myself that making mistakes is okay and that no...