Anne Willingham

Hi! My name is Anne. I am so excited to pursue my dream of working in a public school. I am currently enrolled in the teaching program at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. I am passionate about helping children learn and grow, I have worked with children for over ten years. I am married and have a three year old daughter. For fun, I love being outside, hiking, biking and swimming!

Recent Posts by Anne

Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:40 AM in Modeling a Remote Teaching Lesson on the Nature of Science (NOS) and the definition of a PLANET
Hi Veronica,  When I think of outerspace and teaching it, I autonmatically think of the stereotypical picture that includes the sun and the eight or nine planets. Even in the stores there are kits you can buy to represent the solar system and it would be the same thing. It is scary to me to think of all the misconceptions we could be passing onto our students and kids because we trust the text...

Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:36 AM 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     Why is it NOT okay to continue to teach what is in science textbooks if we know the information is outdated/no longer factual?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.  It is not ok to teach outdated information that is in science textbooks because it reinforces misconceptions about important information, like the definition of planet and how many there are in our solar system. According to Dr. Kirby Run...

Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:41 AM in Attributes of a Successful/Effective Teacher
Hi Veronica, I really like how you related "effective" and "excellent" to running. That is such a great example to compare it to! I do think it is more important to be an effective teacher rather than an excellent teacher. Of course we all want to be excellent, and I think this is even more prevalent with social media, with things like Pinterest. It is so easy to compare and think that other p...