Megan VanSkyock

I am in my fourth year at Wright State University Lake Campus, majoring in Early Childhood Education. I am from Versailles, Ohio and graduated high school in 2016. Outside of school, I enjoy participating in community theater. This summer, I was the lead in my community's production of Mamma Mia. A major reason I want to be a teacher is for the impact it leaves on the lives of others. My goals are to inspire my students' love of learning and help them grow not only in the classroom but also as individuals in society.



Recent Posts by Megan

Sat May 18, 2019 12:12 PM in Plant Cycle Kindergarten
I completed a similar project with students in a daycare setting. There is an image uploaded to this post showing that. Another activity I have done in a kindergarten classroom was teaching students about the life cycle of a pumpkin. The specific class in which I taught the lesson went on a field trip to an orchard and farm, and we completed the activity to go along with it. I will attach a file ...

Sat May 18, 2019 12:01 PM in Engaging Students
Engaging students is a challenge all educators face at some point in their career. Luckily, though, science can easily be one of the most engaging experiences for students, though, because of the potential for hands-on experiments. For all learners, but especially young learners, it is important to make education relevant and engaging. This comes with many activities in which the students are act...

Recent Reviews by Megan

Sat May 18, 2019 11:55 AM
5 Effective Strategies
This article gives teachers multiple ideas to successfully implement assessment throughout the learning experience in ways in addition to traditional summative assessments. It is important for educators to incorporate formative assessments throughout the unit to monitor students' progress and successful learning.

Sat May 18, 2019 11:53 AM
5 Great Tips to Implement in the Classroom
This article walks educators through an effective way to implement the strategy of literature circles in effective science instruction. I especially enjoyed the idea of assigning jobs to each student in the group so they are held accountable for specializing in something specific to contribute to the whole-group learning.

Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 AM
5 Helpful Review
I enjoyed completing this SciPack, as it was a great refresher on energy flow in our ecosystems. This is the first SciPack I have completed, and I will keep this as a resource in the future. I especially enjoyed the break down of content and learning objectives at the end, making this relevant to teachers of multiple ages.