Spencer Westhoff

Location

IA

Recent Posts by Spencer

Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:56 AM in Co- Teaching
Hi Brennen, I'm also a pre-service teacher, studying elementary education at the University of Northern Iowa. I think the difficulty of co-teaching is all relative to who you're teaching with and how well you work together. I think to co-teach, you have to plan together and be on the exact same page--you can't both be telling a student asking the same question a different answer. If you and yo...

Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:41 AM in Including Technology in Science Classroom
Hi Abigail! I'm also a preservice teacher, studying elementary education at the University of Northern Iowa! I think there's a lot of great simple ways to integrate technology into your classroom, it all depends on how technologically integrated your classroom is. Since the general move in education is toward a 1-to-1 classroom with every student having a device, this is becoming easier than e...

Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:52 PM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
Hi Kathleen, I, like many of the others commenting on this post, am a senior studying elementary education at the University of Northern Iowa, currently enrolled in a Teaching Elementary Science Methods course. I completely agree with you and the article you shared about play being a integral part of human development. I believe today that a lot of the play time is being replaced by screen tim...