Edith Heppe

I am currently pursuing my multiple subject credential at San Diego State, University. I moved here from Hawaii and plan to return after the program ends in May. Although time consuming I am enjoying this program and getting to know my fellow classmates. I can't wait to get back to Hawaii and start teaching in my own classroom.

Recent Posts by Edith

Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:04 AM in The Role Of Museums, Zoos, and locations outside of school
I agree that these outside of school resources can be a huge benefit to students. I was working at an aquarium in the tide pool area and a 3 year old came up and named almost every animal in the tank. I was blown away. I had to ask how he knew all of this and his mom explained that they visit the aquarium at least once a week. 

Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:59 AM in Pinterest
Pinterest is a great tool for teachers. There are lesson ideas on pretty much every subject imaginable. Not only is it great for lessons but it will lead you down a path of finding great websites you would never have stumbled upon otherwise. 

Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:53 AM in Misconceptions
I think one of the biggest misconceptions about science is that it done wearing a lab coat and goggles. We don't really talk about things as if they are science even though most things we experience are science or science related. We can deconstruct this misconception by engaging students in science everyday. Little by little. Have them compare the weather day to day and then discuss it for five m...

Recent Public Collections by Edith

Resource Collection: Earth and Human Activity

9 Resources

A collection of resources that explain the effect that human activity has had on Earth.

Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning
Type: Journal Article

Earth's Changing Surface: Humans as Agents of Change
Type: Science Object