Brendon Schrock

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Recent Posts by Brendon

Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:45 PM in Lab Attendance Policy and Makeups
Any science class in high school will have lessons where a lab is needed to drive home the point. Of course, there always will be students who have something come up, or a doctor's appointment and will subsequently miss the lab. For these instances, how do you handle it? Do you have the students make-up the lab the next day? Before or after school? Are they exempt? I know this can be tricky at ti...

Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:19 PM in Videos vs. Lectures
There are some great videos out there that provide excellent overviews of topics. Khan Academy and Bozeman Science are a couple that come to mind. In your classrooms, you you prefer to use videos like these? Do you prefer to continue the lecture by yourself? I feel as though students will be more engaged with a change of pace every once in a while with an educational video here and there. Thanks!...

Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:01 PM in First Day Demo
I am currently a student teacher preparing to graduate in May. I have hopes of being hired in the fall of 2019. With this being said, I have began to wonder what to do on the first day of school. Being a brand new teacher, I want to make a great first impression for my students. Do you have any suggestions or ideas for a first day demo that would get the students on my side and comforatble in the...

Recent Reviews by Brendon

Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:22 PM
5 Photosynthesis for the Win
This science object is fantastic. it is a complete overview of photosynthesis and all of the possible working parts that encompass it. I love that it is thorough and also the clarity and simplicity of the information. It is great review and even has a quiz that ensures that I have retained the information that is essential. I am glad that was able to find this

Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:59 AM
4 Fantastic
This SciPack for electric and magnetic forces is a fantastic tool to have. If there was ever a time that I found myself asking a question about electric or magnetic forces during my teaching career, this SciPack would have the answer. There are also some pretty cool simulations that help drive home the point even further. It is a little lengthy and time consuming to get through, but overall this is a resource that I will be sure to use in the future.

Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:04 PM
5 Infographics for the Future
After reading this journal article, I have officially found a new teaching strategy that I will implement in my classroom. Infographics is an amazing way for teachers and students to display and learn about data in the classroom. I thought that giving the students freedom to choose what they wanted to research data on was a fantastic idea. It keeps the students involved and they can learn about a topic that interests them. Then, on top of that, infographics makes it that much more fun for students to present their data. Students are now introduced to presentations other than just a PowerPoint that make it easier for not only the presenter, but the viewer to understand and take away from. The rubric and assessment for the students is also clear and allows them to use their imagination to display specific data as long as it is displayed. I agree 100% that representational thinking is important for students to learn and master, and I am glad that I found this article to help with that!