Gabrielle Gutierrez

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Recent Posts by Gabrielle

Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:14 PM in Student Teachers and Science
I think maybe you should create a conceptual flow and do a pre-assessment based on the flow that you create to determine where the students may be in terms of understanding the concept and being successful in your lesson that you have created. I'm currently still in college but when we are doing our field assignments we have followed this similar pattern when working with students. I have felt tha...

Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:57 PM in A useful website from the Life Science forum
Thank you for sharing this site! I believe my professor has also showed me this site but i never saved the URL. My favorite part about this website is that it already puts the lesson into a 5 E lesson plan. It also includes a teacher background section and lesson outline section. This is a great resource for a teacher who wants to do inquiry lesson plans but is pressed for time when planning. I de...

Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:50 PM in We need more time to teach Science
I agree! I am currently a junior in college and while doing my field hours have seen that science is only emphasized when there are no standardized tests coming up. The teachers are forced to focus solely on what the students are being tested on that year. I feel if that is the case then teachers should try to integrate science into other subjects. For example the teacher I am observing will inclu...

Recent Reviews by Gabrielle

Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:09 AM
5 SCE 4311- Rocks Collection Review
I gave this collection a rating of a five, because I believe it includes many interesting and helpful resources when teaching a lesson about rocks. The first resource “Is It a Rock?” is an excellent resource to understand students’ prior knowledge about rocks. This resource is an assessment, which will allow the teacher to understand any preconceptions or misconceptions students may have. The second resource, “Rocks and Minerals,” is a great resource for the teacher to use to brush up on information about rocks and the rock cycle. This would help the teacher develop his or her own background knowledge to better be able to teach the lesson. The following resource in the collection, “Bringing Outdoor Science In” includes many hands on activities to do with students in the classroom. “Spenser and the Rocks” is an excellent resource to bring science into language arts or vice versa and allow children to be introduced to rocks through reading the book. “Teaching Through Trade Books: Rock Wonderings” is a journal article, which discusses teaching about rocks through the use of different books. I believe this is an excellent way to incorporate science into our reading curriculum as well. “The Early Years: Rocks Tell a Story,” also provides many hands on activities that can get children involved in their learning. I believe this collection is an excellent resource as it features information to assist the teacher in his or her development of knowledge of rocks. It also features many resources, which provide activities for the children to learn in a hands on way. It also contains many resources, which list books that can be integrated into the language arts curriculum to emphasize what students have been learning about rocks.

Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:47 AM
5 Collection Review
I believe Erica has created an excellent collection on items that will help bring creativity to the science classroom. The collection is filled with various journal articles about making science more creative. I believe this is an excellent collection as most teachers are aware that they should be creative when making science lessons, but they lack the resources or means to be able to do so. These articles help them accomplish this task. I also really enjoyed the article called “Enhancing Science Education Through Art.” As I am a visual learner, this article really made sense. It is important to allow students to show their understanding of science in the form of art rather than always having them write and take exams. This way makes sure teachers are appealing to the many different learning styles of the students. I also liked the article called “Science Fiction and Science Literacy.” I believe that this is a great way to allow different subjects to build off each other. By reading a science fiction novel that overlaps into what students are learning in science is a great way to reinforce concepts. I believe students should be encouraged to be creative in the classroom, because when students are creative they are engaged with the materials and concepts. I believe this collection will able to be used to find ways to enhance any science curriculum or lesson plants in order to make them more creative. I believe Erica did a great job compiling resources that truly define and describe how to include creativity.

Recent Public Collections by Gabrielle

Electricity and Magnetism

16 Resources

Resources I believed would be helpful related to the content area I am focusing on

Methods and Strategies: Understanding the True Meaning of Nature of Science
Type: Journal Article

Strategies for ELL Success
Type: Journal Article

Gabrielle's Collection

12 Resources

These resources will be used to help me with FA#4 and FA#5

Biome Is Where the Art Is
Type: Journal Article

Methods and Strategies: "Inquirize" Your Teaching
Type: Journal Article