Alexis Ellison

I am currently a junior in the Elementary Education program at FIU. I plan on graduating and moving to Seattle, WA where I want to teach for a few years and then begin a Master's program at the University of Washington. I am not sure if I want to get my Master's in some sort of Reading Specialist program or School Administration program, which is why I want to teach first.




Student at FIU

Recent Posts by Alexis

Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:26 PM in Teaching About Science Careers in Kindergarten
This thread has excellent resources about introducing younger students to various aspects of science! I think that instilling a love for and an interest in science (and math) at an early age is extremely important. As mentioned, young learners have an inherent interest in science (and in most subjects). The issue is that the inherent interest that young learners have is not being nurtured and stud...

Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:13 PM in Misconceptions in the Elementary Classroom
I've really enjoyed reading through the responses on this thread and have bookmarked the resources mentioned to take a look at later. Addressing students preconceptions/misconceptions is something that I worry about as a pre-service teacher. Reading through this thread has given me a lot of ideas about how I could manage science in my classroom in way that would treat students' misconceptions as t...

Recent Reviews by Alexis

Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:52 AM
5 Great collection of useful resources!
I think that this is a really great collection of resources! The resources included cover a wide range of topics that provide a good knowledge base for someone just starting out in Science Education. I particularly enjoyed the journal article about better reading in science because students do not automatically know how to "read science" and it is also something that may be difficult for teachers to teach their students. It is important for to-be science teachers to be aware of this issue and to understand how to explicitly teach students the skills needed to successfully read science materials. I also really like the fact that there are resources for each level of education - elementary, middle, and high school. Just as it is important for teachers to have a general understanding of certain skills, such as inquiry based teaching, it is important for teachers at all levels to be aware of what teachers and students are expected to be able to do and what they are doing in other levels. I think that this collection would be incredibly helpful to a student teacher or a first year teacher to provide some general knowledge about various aspects of science education.

Recent Public Collections by Alexis

Force and Motion FA #4 Lesson

11 Resources

I have created this collection with a variety of resources about the general topic 'Force and Motion'. In reading the descriptions of the resources I've included, I believe these book chapters, journal articles, and web seminar will be the most helpful to me when planning my lesson plan for FA #4. I am planning to use these resources throughout the week while writing the plan for my lesson and then the actual lesson plan. I also included the Force and Motion SciPack, which I have already completed that provides an extensive overview of the whole topic.

Science 101: Are there different types of force and motion?
Type: Journal Article

Editor’s Note: Force and Motion—Complex, Awesome, Relevant
Type: Journal Article