Elizabeth Meyer

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Recent Posts by Elizabeth

Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:09 PM in Kindergarten Centers
As a future educator, i haven't had a lot of real experience teaching kids, but we still design and impliment lesson plans. One group will teach the rest of the class as if they were students, and as such, we all get to see each other's lessons and see different ideas and techniques. During these classes, I have seen a lot of engaging activities that range from extremely simple, like a flashlight...

Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:24 PM in Science Units
Hi Elizabeth! I'm an elementary ed major at the university of Northern Iowa, and I'm taking a few classes right now that have talked a lot about the idea of keeping students engaged, among other things, obviously. The science methods course i'm taking right now teaches us how to make science more engaging to students, mostly through the use of the inquiry method, which lets students answer the qu...

Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:50 PM in Teaching Earth Science for the first time
I love this idea? Because it's the whole earth it can be incorporated into several geography lessons. Students could, as said before, toss the ball around and see how many fingers reach the water. The game could also work with countries, such as which country is closest to the student's finger would be the one they would briefly discuss. Or, in older grades, it would be a very unique way to assig...