Leah Willie

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IA

Recent Posts by Leah

Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:44 AM in Safety Rules in the Classroom
Hello Nicole, Thank you for this fantastic post. I agree with you that safety is our number one concern when it comes to the k-2 students. They do get very excited easily. However, I don't like that you used "micromanaging" to describe it. It just seems like a negative word in today's world. When setting up classroom rules and expectations with these grades in science, I would suggest displayi...

Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:38 AM in 2nd Grade Plant Unit
Janelle, What specifically on plants are you wanting to teach? It would help to know what you are trying to teach with plants (structure, parts, reproduction, etc.) in order to find the correct NGSS to fit what you need. My sugesstion to you is to narrow what you are looking for and then try searching the NGSS in the life science category of the disciplinary core ideas. Maybe then you will be ...

Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:34 AM in Co- Teaching
Hello Brenen, I am a preservice teacher at UNI in Cedar Falls, Iowa. I will tell you now that co-teaching is really nice because then you are getting the ideas of another person in the profession. As with any partnering/group setting, there will always be a few bumps in the road, but ultimately you and your co-teacher are there for each other to succeed. I believe it is very benefitial for the...