Lauren Gootee

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Recent Posts by Lauren

Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:50 PM in How to increase student creativity in Science?
Cole, I took a class at my college called Arts Integration. We were highly encouraged and taught how to incorporate the arts across the curriculum because it keeps students engaged while also teaching them very valuable skills. Allowing them to create a skit, song, dance, or visual art piece about a specific topic will make it more fun for them to learn because I know science isn't everyone's ...

Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:47 PM in clasrrom management
Lucero, I actually just finished my Classroom Management course. I wish every college had this for education majors. I learned so much from my professor. You need to set clear expectations for your students. Being overly strict at first is okay because the students need to know who's in charge. Praise those following directions and doing their job. As far as lab partners go, it's okay to make ...

Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:40 PM in Making your Classroom as Safe as Possible
Michaela,  I agree with Emma on making sure students know rules and expectations no matter what grade they're in. I am still told expectations during labs, and I'm a senior in college. Making sure they know where the eyewash station is, chemical shower, exits, and saftey goggles are, or even where lab coats are if those are needed. In high school I kept closed toed shoes in my science room in ...