Jillian Priess

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Recent Posts by Jillian

Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:22 PM in Motivating Students
Make them responsible for their learning. Create a reward in your classroom that is outside the pass/fail. Maybe a pizza party, special privileges. Sometimes though if you have students that will refuse to do work you can not stop the flow of your classroom for one student. It is sad to leave someone behind, but don't compromise your whole class for one student. 

Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:17 PM in Better informative assessment
I am a student teacher who just finished their first rounds of methods and one of my biggest struggles was creating an informative assessment of my student and their knowledge. I had very few students turn in HW and since I only taught science for one week it was not worth it to nag them about the work. What are better ways to gather written evidence of your student knowledge?

Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:11 PM in How can science be more fun and exciting for students?
Make it relatable. Make the subject matter to them. If it is about fossils have it be a fossil dig. Agriculture makes it about their states numbers. While having creative ideas is important making it relateable is also just as important.

Recent Reviews by Jillian

Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:47 PM
4 Great lesson
I love how this lesson not only walks you through a great food chain lesson, but it also make sure to tell the importance of each step. It talks about how the concept should come over the vocabulary word. The activity is great for younger students to explore that content.

Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:42 PM
5 A great resource
Not only is this jam packed information, it has some great ideas. Bring living things in to the classroom is always a benefit to the students. The activity can be easily fleshed out into a group project. I also love it talk of adaption.

Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:37 PM
5 Simple but leaves room for exploration
This is a great balance of activities and exploration. It is a well organized packet with an experiment to help the students get in the scientific mind set. It does not just as about what happens but predictions, observations, and explanations.

Recent Public Collections by Jillian

Jillian Priess Two Weeks

9 Resources

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Teaching Through Trade Books: Figuring Out Food Chains
Type: Journal Article

From “Plants Don’t Eat” to “Plants Are Producers”
Type: Journal Article

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Methods and Strategies: Journals of Discovery
Type: Journal Article

Science Sampler: Using science journals to encourage all students to write
Type: Journal Article