Catherine Moeller

I am a post baccalaureate student working on my degree in Elementary Education.

Recent Posts by Catherine

Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:46 AM in Science Classroom Environment
I agree that “Talk Moves” can be such a helpful way to teach students how they can talk about science with curiosity and wonder! Modeling is such an effective way for students to see how they can ask questions and discuss what they see. I think that it is also so important to create a welcoming and comfortable classroom environment where the students feel confident talking to and in front of thei...

Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:28 AM in Integrating Science & Writing
Hi Carina! I’m a preservice teacher in a science methods course at University of Northern Iowa. I think that science and other subjects can be intertwined quite often! I think that as long as you are having the students write about their science experiences, they won’t be losing focus on the writing aspects. If you think they are losing focus, you can reteach a mini lesson and remind your student...

Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:58 AM in Learning Science Concepts through Play
This is a great article and a really important topic! Play is not only important for a child, but every child has the right to play. I think that it is so vital for a child to have the experience of play while in the classroom. Play can be structured, in a sense, through different centers and activities while still allowing creativity and exploration for the child. Our public schools have become ...