Danielle Norton

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Recent Posts by Danielle

Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:21 PM in First Grade Science Lesson
Hey Caroline! I am in a science methods course right now, and we are creating a unit plan. Our unit plan focuses around a phenomenon that we simply brainstormed about, looked for, and then created our lesson around. Our specific lesson was for third graders, and it used the phenomenon of giraffes with short necks and giraffes with long necks. We were working in the standard area of heredity,...

Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:31 PM in Questions for a first year teacher
Hey Amanda! I am a senior elementary education major, and right now I am in a classroom management class, as well as a science methods class. I am not an expert at classroom management, but I have learned several helpful tips. First, it is okay to let your students learn through a concept called play. This is especially beneficial when working to teach science, because allowing your students to p...

Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:04 PM in STEM in my classroom
Yesterday, April 9th, I had a guest professor in my science methods course. She talked a lot about how play can affect a student's learning. The concept of "play" is something that is typically misunderstood for wasting time or being off task. In reality, students often learn the best through play. This could also be included in the idea of "inquiry based learning", which is where students are se...