Kier Brinkley


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Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:39 PM in Including Parents
One of my goals as a future teacher is to try and include parents into their child's education as much as possible. I understand that this is challenging for many reasons. I have researched ways to include parents in reading and math but have not come across much for science. What are some good strategies for including parents in science?

Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:19 PM in Parents
Carolyn, I will have to check out this book. As a pre-service teacher, I have not had much experience interacting with parents. This makes me a bit nervous considering that this a BIG part of a teacher's job. It seems as though this book will be a great resource! Thank you!

Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:18 AM in Project-Based assessment for Simple Machines
Hello, I am teaching third grade students about simple machines. I am creating a unit plan on the last three simple machines; lever, wheel and axle and pulley. What is an effective project-based assessment that I could use so that the students would be able to complete it in 1 or 2 days? We have limited time in our classrooms and I would love for the students to be able to create something to ...