Amber Daker


Purdue University Calumet

Recent Posts by Amber

Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:26 AM in Integrating STEM
I loved that the article stated that you can use STEM to build structures from the past or to solve problems that people in the past faced. There are so many great ways to integrate STEM into other subjects. One example that I have seen was a simple machine STEM unit integrated with learning about the Great Pyramids and how they were built using simple machines. Thank you for sharing that article!

Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:21 AM in Science Notebook
In the classroom that I am working in, the students use both science and math notebooks. They use the notebooks to record observations and results from their experiments or to draw pictures of their results. The students use the notebooks everyday and are shown models for how their entries should look. I think that whatever format you choose to use will work nicely as long as the students have a g...

Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:12 AM in 1st year teachers and parents
I have the same concerns. I am student teaching in January and will graduate in May. I am definitely nervous about how parents will view me as a first year teacher but I think that all depends on individual parents. I think the first year will be a challenge, but as long as you are confident in your abilities and able to ask for help when you need it you will do just fine. Good luck!