Kathleen Maura

Hello! My name is Kathleen Maura, I am currently a Junior at FIU pursuing my major in Elementary Education.



Recent Posts by Kathleen

Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:13 PM in Teaching Science through Inquiry-based Instruction
Is teaching Science to students through an inquiry-based lesson effective? What are your thoughts?   I have included these two URLs below as a guide/resource.  https://ssec.si.edu/stemvisions-blog/what-inquiry-based-science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWnsxkfoQHo

Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:24 PM in Tips for teaching science for Kindergarten
Maria,  I completely understand how you feel. It must be so exhausting dealing with the little ones and trying to get them to stay still and understand the concept of the experiment.  I've been doing some research on this (because we ALL know what happens to the new (just graduated) teachers- they are most likely put into a Kindergarten classroom.  I found a few websites that you may fin...

Recent Reviews by Kathleen

Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:36 PM
4 Review
This was a great article! As a pre-service educator, entering the field, I will follow everything that I have learned in my program. During the education program, they force us to focus on assessments as pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment. However, the author suggested otherwise.

Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:15 PM
5 Great Collection!
I enjoyed looking through your resources. You really took your time in finding these great resources! (In which demonstrates how organized and ready you were for your lesson) I liked that although your lesson was focused on the properties of matter; your resources included many different ways not only to teach the properties of matter but different ways in which a child can learn. It included labs, pictures, materials, lesson plans, and informative resources. It was very informative! I will definitely be stealing some ideas from you! ;)

Recent Public Collections by Kathleen

FA #2: Volcano

8 Resources

This collection includes all the resources I used for my Field Assignment #2. I choose a little more than 6 resources because I found them all to be very informative and a great/fun way for the students to learn through not only the inquiry lesson/experiment but through visuals, connecting prior knowledge and research. As you may see, the majority of my collection includes resources that target, the lesson I am teaching to the students- volcanoes and their functions. However, you may also notice I included articles and resources which target physical/chemical properties. I applied prior knowledge using this resource since students were previously learning about the properties. I found all the resources to be very informative and very helpful when applied to my lesson. I am officially a volcano expert!!

What Happened to Our Volcano?
Type: Journal Article

Plate Tectonics: Plate Interactions
Type: Science Object