Beatrice Taylor

My background includes teaching 4 year olds, 1st, 2nd, 3rd grades self-contained, 4-8 science, and university courses. I initiated the elementary certification program for LeTourneau University in 1998. In 2001, my travels took me to Shanghai, China, where I opened and functioned as Academic Dean for the only school in China that allowed both nationalists and foreigners to go to school together. I have taught for and supervised student teachers for Lord Fairfax CC, ODU, and UTTyler. One year was spent as a science facilitator for Tyler ISD. My certifications include K-8, ESL, elementary and middle school principal. My terminal degree is a PhD from Virginia Tech. I have also operated several summer science camps.

Location

TX

Affiliation

University of Texas at Tyler

Recent Posts by Beatrice

Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:20 PM in Behavior
Shelby, I know you posted this earlier in the semester.  How is it working for you now?  Have you tried some of the above suggestions, and do you see any results? Let me know......Dr. Taylor

Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:57 PM in Class Activities & Management Question
Laura, glad you did such a hands on activity.  Your question is one often asked when students are given the freedom to explore and work in a group.  (1) make sure you give you expectations at the beginning of the lesson, (2) know what your teacher's cue is for getting the students to get quiet and to look at her, and (3) praise the small groups as you go around and telling them how pleased you ar...

Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:51 PM in Classroom Management
Ally, make sure that you have well established procedures for everything in your classroom....and then practice them.  Once students know what your expectations are and you have that relationship so that they want to please you, your classroom management will go much better. Dr. T





Recent Reviews by Beatrice


Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:40 PM
4 A Pond Investigation
This article is about a group of teachers who decided to find out about a pond that was behind their elementary school. Students and teachers wanted to know, "What lives in the pond? Could it be polluted?" The 5-8 teachers decided to investigate and share their findings with the K-4 teachers. A $2000 grant was received and a professional development session was planned. Teachers learned about and mapped their school's watershed. They compared their pond with two other near by ponds. The teachers learned to do water monitoring, which included taking the water temperature and water chemistry. How to get students involved? It was decided that each grade would be responsible for one test from each of the ponds so they could compare data. They included a rain gauge, temperature, and pH. They also set up a control and experimental aquariums. Finally, a Powerpoint presentation was developed so students could share their findings. This article shows that something as simple as a pond can get the entire school involved in common activities. Students can write and learn new vocabulary in English, make calculations in math, learn the history of the area around the pond in social studies, and make observations, hypotheses, and collect data in science. One school's experience is another school's challenge!






Recent Public Collections by Beatrice


Spring 19

5 Resources

A little of everything



A Pond Investigation
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The Adventures of the Bucket Buddies
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Assessment

13 Resources

Formative and Summative assessment



Beyond Paper and Pencil Assessments
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Designing Assessments
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practice

7 Resources

practice 2



Assessment in the Palm of Your Hand
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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
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