Shontell Davis

This is my 10th year teaching science and I feel that I have been doing a disservice all this time. I began working with students in the science department and just LOVED IT!! I've worked with high schoolers (started) and middle schoolers (currently), and the middle school has been the most fun. I like knowing that I’m sending a more knowledgeable group of students the high school way. Reflecting on my teaching experience, I realized that I spent more time on the delivery of the material and less on the structure and purpose. My goal is to find a balance between delivery, structure, and purpose. I want to be more effective and knowledgeable about the disciplines taught on the middle school level.



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Recent Posts by Shontell

Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:50 PM in Different levels of understanding
Lisa, what  a great idea. I have to do hands on, blind learning every week next year and your idea will allow me to incorporate an alternative to computer time. I used paper puzzles and or word searches but now this would help me to move closer to paperless learning.

Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:03 PM in STEMscopes
My parish is looking to adopt STEMscopes through Accelerated Learning. I have went through the website and noticed how user friendly it is and the amount of work that went into elaboration on the 5Es. Has anyone heard of this science material and if so, how is it working in your area? 

Wed May 30, 2018 10:56 PM in
Has anyone utilized this program this past school year? If so, what advice would you give on maximizing it's use? My school will be using it next year and I noticed that science only has one module to work from. We have will have access to the entire site for the next two years. I realize school just got out, but I want the get a jump on it before my SUMMER LAZY kicks in!

Recent Reviews by Shontell

Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:56 AM
5 Solving without a plan
I enjoyed reading this article. It reminded me of when I was growing up, we had to create things to ride out of spare parts laying around. We didn't realize then that we would be considered "Mechanical Engineers" today according to the article. Amazing to say the least.

Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:26 AM
5 INBs
I love using INBs in the classroom. They help the students organize the learning and it also allows the students to review the concepts covered that day! As I develop as a teacher, I found that I was not allowing my students to put their own spin on their individual learning through art. I realize that every group I get changes from year to year, so I now realize that I must change as well. This publication helped me to revise how my structure when using INBs needs to be modified yearly...and be OK with the change!

Wed May 30, 2018 10:42 PM
5 SciPack
I feel so much more confident in teaching this after going through this scipack. The content was very interesting.

Recent Public Collections by Shontell


5 Resources

Cells and Chemical Reactions
Type: SciPack

Cell Division and Differentiation
Type: SciPack


2 Resources

Connecting Students to STEM Careers
Type: Journal Article

STEM Education in the Middle School Classroom
Type: Book Chapter


2 Resources

Materials on Earth information

Earth, Sun, and Moon
Type: SciPack

Plate Tectonics
Type: SciPack