Elizabeth Docteroff

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Recent Posts by Elizabeth

Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:18 AM in Importance of Teaching Science
I'm in a 1st grade class for my fieldwork. This class only gets a science lesson once per week and the teachers rotate on who will be teaching the lesson. Last semester I was in a 5th grade class and they had science almost everyday. I observed a Kindergarten classroom where they do science once a week but it is really cool how they do it. The kindergarten has a whole separate classroom dedicated ...

Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:51 AM in Differentiation
I like the tic tac toe board idea. It keeps students motivated. I think in every type of classroom you have to use differentiated instruction whether the students are gifted of general ed. I believe activities are an important part of keeping students motivated and engaged in science. Using activities also helps students with inquiry, observing and investigating science concepts.

Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:45 AM in Using Models to Help Students Understand Difficult Concepts
I think it is important to bring in models to your science lesson but I also think you have to also bring other elements into a lesson to get students engaged and motivated to learn about the concept. Thanks for some of the ideas on how to get students engaged and learning to understand about different science concepts.

Recent Reviews by Elizabeth

Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:05 AM
5 Properties of Matter
This collection of articles is related to the topic of matter. I like the article about misconceptions that students may have about molecules and matter. It is important to understand your students misconceptions in order to teach them the concept properly. I also like that the collection has articles about engaging students in different ways through literature and activities. The collection also provides teachers with lesson ideas for inquiry.

Recent Public Collections by Elizabeth

Earth, Sun and Moon

22 Resources

To have additional resources to teach about the Earth, sun and moon.

External Resource: New Horizons: Orbit and Spin
Type: External Resource

External Resource: Lunar Lollipops
Type: External Resource