Bianca Balderas




University of Houston

Recent Posts by Bianca

Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:11 PM in classroom management during experiments
Hi Selena! I am currently a student teacher in a math and science classroom, and I get the chance to watch my mentor teacher enforce the most effective classroom management skills I have ever seen. She uses positive reinforcement constantly. The school I am at has a reward system where they give "merits" and "demerits" for behavior. These are backed up by a system where if students accumulate a...

Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:40 PM in Gardening at school with young children
I agree that growing a garden at your school is great for students. They would be more inclined to learn about how to care for our plants, and why it's important to given the opportunity to get hands on. This creates an authentic lesson to teach students and they would be more inclined to wonder and find answers about plants and other important components that come with gardening. The elementary...

Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:26 PM in Learning how to use this forum
I just read one of the resources you sent about integrating engineering into the classroom. I think it's great because it is a great way to get students to think about where things come from and how they are invented, and it also created a motivation in those students to create their own recipe. Students need that motivation and guidance to create something themselves. Our world does need more eng...