Elaine Donovan

My life is always busy being a lead teacher in the childcare field for nearly 12 years, and a student in the elementary program at Southern Illinois/Carbondale. However, I always make time to get a workout in at the gym and push myself past personal goals I set for myself. At the end of the day though when the day wears me down, I always love to snuggle up next to my husband and binge watch Netflix, before passing it out and doing it all over the next day.

Location

IL

Recent Posts by Elaine

Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:12 AM in Modeling a Remote Teaching Lesson on the Nature of Science (NOS) and the definition of a PLANET
Yianet,  I couldn't agree with you more about how much we are limiting our students by only giving them something easy to memorize. They are more planets to learn about and also more to learn about each of these planets other than just their order in the solar system. We need to give the students the tools to expand their own knowledge by exploring more about each of these planets. We need to ...

Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:06 AM in Modeling a Remote Teaching Lesson on the Nature of Science (NOS) and the definition of a PLANET
3.     There are other pieces of scientific knowledge that you learned in school that have turned out to be incorrect or misleading.  Depending on your age, there may be a LOT of them – especially involving planetary science and astronomy in general!  If you can think of one, share it here.  Use the sentence starters:  I used to think…. Now I know….This is because…   I use to think that dep...

Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:57 AM in Modeling a Remote Teaching Lesson on the Nature of Science (NOS) and the definition of a PLANET
2.     How is that cutesy song/ mnemonic we learned (and then relearned with only 8 planets) limiting/stifling our students’ understanding about the number of planets in our solar system? (My Very Educated Mother Just Serve Us N…)    In the webinar that we watch about the planets, we are limiting our students when we ask them just to memorize a song or phrase to remember the planets. We are...