Olivia Pfeifer



Recent Posts by Olivia

Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:56 PM in Problem Based Learning Projects
I think you should use your rural community to drive the PBL. Just because you do not have many "resources" does not mean there cannot be rich PBLs happenning. I think if you were to get resources from somewhere else it takes away the authenticity of the learning experience. Remember PBL is all about being in the community. Think about the customs and traditions of your rural community. What prob...

Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:52 PM in Retaking assessments
I am currently a student teacher for 5th grade science and my host teacher allows retakes on tests and quizzes. Anyone who "fails" knows they can come to her and request the retake. It has to be done within a certain number of days of the test and if they do better on their retake then the two grades are averaged for a final grade. If they do worse, the better score stands.

Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:49 PM in Increasing Student Engagement in Science Lessons
Kahoot is great! I have used these for review in my science classroom and my students love them.  We use chromebooks but I know you can use cell phones as well. Migth be more engaging for older students if they can use their phones. Overall, great resource!

Recent Reviews by Olivia

Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:42 PM
5 Engaging
This sounds great! I plan to use this idea after winter break when we begin teaching about the food chain and energy webs.

Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:39 PM
5 Animals and Color
Great activity to get students involved and learning something out of the ordinary!

Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:30 PM
4 Sound in Space
This article is great for student wondering about sound in space. This can be used as an extension for students who ask those probing questions and can give insight to how we are creating different types of sounds in space.