Emily Shinkle

I am a senior Elementary Education major with a Special Education minor at the University of Northern Iowa. I am from Dubuque, IA and graduated from Dubuque Senior High School. I love to sing, pet cute animals, try new foods, and travel to far away places! I hope to someday be the most effective elementary teacher I can possibly be and inspire others to craft a more positive world.




University of Northern Iowa

Recent Posts by Emily

Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:28 PM in 5E Lesson Plans
Hi everyone! I am in a Science Methods course currently and learning about how to implement 5E lesson plans in the elementary classroom. How can I most effectively utilize 5E lesson plans, especially when science time is slowly dwindling to make room for more standardized subjects (reading and math)?

Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:25 PM in How to get your students engaged
I am close to student teaching as well and we often discuss this topic in our methods classes. Asking open ended questions is a huge part of keeping students engaged and implementing productive classroom talk. If the students are simply waiting to be called on, they will check out until it is their turn. Therefore, it's essential to open questions to all students and use strategies such as "turn a...

Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:17 PM in Science Projects
I agree with the common idea, "only if it fits with the lesson and adds to learning". I usually shy away from extrinsic rewards, simply because I want the students to be intrinsically motivating by the learning process itself. However, if the food is an integral part of the lesson, such as the "seed lesson", I believe it will add to the common experience of students. Allergies are of course a key ...

Recent Public Collections by Emily

Lesson Plan Ideas

15 Resources

Ideas that could be applicable in my own classroom!

Science Notebooks for the 21st Century
Type: Journal Article

Junior BioBlitz Takes Learning Outside
Type: Journal Article

Content Knowledge

20 Resources

Resources that will help me become a better teacher!

Science Shorts: Spoilage Science
Type: Journal Article

Science Shorts: Plants on the Move
Type: Journal Article

Earth, Moon and Sun

1 Resources

Earth, Sun, and Moon
Type: SciPack