Haley Maxwell

My name is Haley Maxwell and I am studying Elementary Education! Eventually, I would like to go to graduate school for higher administration. I am not very good at science but I hope this class will help me expand on my skills.



Recent Posts by Haley

Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:13 AM in Gardening at school with young children
I really like the idea of having a classroom garden for students it allows for a hands-on and interactive learning for the students. The gardening experiment could also teach students responsibility since they would have to care for the vegetables or flowers. I think the teacher would need to set guidelines or rules for the students to follow beforehand so the students' behavior of the classroom d...

Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:09 AM in Getting students involved and excited about science
Hello, I am a preservice teacher and currently in school pursuing elementary education. As I am doing my field hours I have noticed it is quite difficult to get the students engaged and excited to do science lessons and experiments. Does anyone have any tips or strategies that have worked in the past?

Recent Reviews by Haley

Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:55 AM
4 Food Web Review
First off, I really like the use of different type of materials such as: scipaks, journals, and E-books. I particularly liked the journal discussing using imaginary animals to teach about ecosystems. The authors mentioned great teaching strategies and how to prepare for the lesson. I think any elementary teacher could read this article and find it useful and helpful when planning a lesson. I liked when the article talked about using organism cards, I feel like this strategy would be helpful for visual learners. All the different scipaks allow for an interactive learning which allows students to be hands-on and take control of their learning. The only tip of advice or something I would have liked to see more is maybe finding articles that talk more about different experiments or hands-on activities that students have done in the classroom.

Recent Public Collections by Haley

The Early Years: Animal Adventures
Type: Journal Article

Exploring Animals, Glossopedia Style
Type: Journal Article