Monica Malila

Hello! My name is Monica and I'm from Decorah, IA and I'm majoring in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.



Recent Posts by Monica

Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:53 PM in Short Attention Span
Hi Lawrence,  Children at a young age are of course going to have a short attention span, so it is up to you make make sure you keep the children constantly engaged. I have noticed for younger kids if they are up and moving or have hands on materials to work with they will stay engaged much longer than just sitting in one spot listening. You could find science videos that get students up and m...

Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:03 PM in How do you keep students engaged in the topic?
If students do not want to pay attention or participate make the topic or activity meaningful to students. Many students will not want to participate or pay attention because they don't see the activity or topic being relevant to their life. Find a way to link your activity or topic to real-life experiences so students understand what they are learning can contribute to the future. Another way to...

Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:28 PM in How can science be more fun and exciting for students?
You can make science more fun and exciting by letting students take intiative when it comes to learning! This can mean incorporating hands-on learning activities and let them ask questions about the objects and materials they are exploring with. Additionally, science can be more fun for students when it gets connected to the real world as it shows them why they are doing or learning about is impo...