Veronica Cinquegrani

I am a Southern Illinois University Elementary Education student. I have am married to my husband Matthew, and we have two girls: Isabella (3) and Magdalena (1). We also have our dog Buehrle (3). I love to bake, shop, read, travel, workout, be outside, try new things and spend time with my family and friends. My favorite animal is the sea turtle, my favorite color is pink/ magenta. I am bilingual, as I grew up in Ecuador, South America. I have three brothers, and two sisters. My favorite subject in school is Social Studies.

Recent Posts by Veronica

Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:24 AM in Modeling a Remote Teaching Lesson on the Nature of Science (NOS) and the definition of a PLANET
Hi Yianet,  Just like you mentioned in your post, the "song is limiting our students". One of the things that striked me from the video was the speakers difference in approach to the teaching of the solar system. Even if the let's say there were 9 planets, which we know they are not, was this an effective way to teach about them. Did the song help us understand the planets? In my opinion, it d...

Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:10 AM in Modeling a Remote Teaching Lesson on the Nature of Science (NOS) and the definition of a PLANET
3.     There are other pieces of scientific knowledge that you learned in school that have turned out to be incorrect or misleading.  Depending on your age, there may be a LOT of them – especially involving planetary science and astronomy in general!  If you can think of one, share it here.  Use the sentence starters:  I used to think…. Now I know….This is because… I use to think that the reas...

Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:30 AM in Modeling a Remote Teaching Lesson on the Nature of Science (NOS) and the definition of a PLANET
1.     Why is it NOT okay to continue to teach what is in science textbooks if we know the information is outdated/no longer factual? Justify with evidence. From the webinar we just watched, it emphasized how we should not teach our students to memorize the solar system, which may be outdated information in textbooks, but to understand how it was formed. I can picture how many textbooks have a...