Glenda Ibanez

I am a student teacher, who is almost finished with her degree. When i was in elementary and middle school, I enjoyed science but I got turned away from it in high school because of bad teachers. My goals is to be a teacher who promotes science in a fun and understandable way so students don't turn away from it.

Recent Posts by Glenda

Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:44 PM in The Flipped Classroom
I heard of that idea before and i found it extremely interesting and it can help students become more interested in the subjects. But you need to make sure there is constant interaction between you and the students, and the students themselves because when I was in  high school I had a math class that was flipped and it did not work at all. It did not work because all the work was individual and t...

Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:44 PM in Classroom Management
That is really good advice about classroom management. I find it really helpful because one of my biggest worries for when I begin my student-teaching internship, I feel like I'm not going to know how to manage my classroom, especially during science where I want to do inquiry lessons.

Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:31 PM in Halloween Science
These are some great resources to use for Halloween. I like that it is totally different from what I have experienced when in school during Halloween. Most teachers only do a reading activity and/or a movie, which I believe is the easy way out of it. 

Recent Reviews by Glenda

Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:22 PM
5 great
I enjoy this collection because it go really in depth on how and why rocks are made. I like that there are a lot of Scipacks for teachers to learn more about the earth’s surface and the creation of earth’s rocks. The Scipacks talk more than just the types of rocks, but they also talks about the pressure, heat, energy transfer, and many other things that go into rock formation. This is good for teachers to know because they will be able to extend his, or her lessons and simplify the concepts if the students are too behind. I like the activities Kathryn added because they seem fun and interactive for the students. The one that caught most of my attention was the Pet Rock article because it helps students learn about rocks through comparing them to animals.

Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:08 PM
5 I like it.
I like this collection because it focuses on a lot of content that teachers need to know. The podcast and the science objects will help teachers learn about the earth's motion and what happens in the on the earth depending on the position of the earth related to the sun. teachers who do not have much knowledge in this subject, or in science overall, will benefit from this because these resources are made by teachers for teachers. i like that the collection also includes activities that one can do with their students concerning the subject. I like that the collections has resources that talk specifically about the earth's motion and about why the earth has seasons.

Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:07 PM
5 Glenda Ibanez Review
All the articles connect really well with each other and it gives really great activities in teaching the living and non-living. I really like one article because the teacher talks about adding a "dead" section to the Living and Non-living lesson, in order to explain the concept of dead to first graders. The frog pond soup idea is really fun too and one can create many variations of that same lesson/activity. Another thing that is helpful from this collection is that it brings many worksheets that are for different grade levels in elementary.

Recent Public Collections by Glenda

Puppets and Prose: Using puppets and children's literature in the science classroom
Type: Journal Article

Perspectives: Children’s Literature and the Science Classroom
Type: Journal Article

What Forces this Motion?

10 Resources

This collection focuses on teaching resources on the force and motion for elementary grades. Even though the overall name is for elementary, it has a higher focus on 3rd to 5th grade science classes. With these resources a teacher can assist his/her students on learning what causes an object to change direction, keep moving in one direction, or accelerate. The collection has different types of resources including: journal articles, science objects, and podcasts.The resources I picked are background information on force and motion for teachers, in class activities, safety concerns and methods when teaching this physical science, and student misconceptions on the subject. Another important resource I included in this collection that applies to any type of science, is an article talking about the importance of doing lessons outside and interacting with nature, and how science lessons and interaction with nature help students with language acquisition. Many of the lessons I included also

Podcast: Force and Motion Short Course: Force
Type: Podcast

Teaching Through Trade Books: May the Force Be with You!
Type: Journal Article

Ways humans impact Earth

7 Resources

resources on the harms done to Earth by humans

Podcast: NGSS Core Ideas: Earth and Human Activity: DCIs and Strategies for Elementary Grades
Type: Podcast

Our Growing Planet
Type: Journal Article