Margaret Purtell

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Recent Posts by Margaret

Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:37 PM in Cellular Classification
Hello!  I am a preservice teacher and I am planning a lesson on cellular classification for my sixth graders. We are focusing on differentiating between bacteria, animal, and plant cells. If you have any ideas or input on hands on experiences to use with my students, it would be greatly appreciated!

Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:42 PM in Guest Speakers in the Middle School Classroom
I think that incorporating guest speakers is a great way for the students to be engaged and also for them to see how the content they are learning can be applied in the "real world." I am currently in a teaching program, and this is something I would like to incorporate into my future classroom. Based on my experiences in middle school, when we had guest speakers that could relate to the grade as ...

Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:11 PM in STEM and Fairy Tales
What a great idea! This is something I would like to incorporate into my future classroom since the students can become so connected through the story line to the content across multiple areas. Do you have any suggestion on literature to incorporate for middle school students?