Michelle Ankrum





Recent Posts by Michelle

Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:51 PM in Science in Math or Reading Tutoring?
Hello! I am a preservice teacher at Wartburg College.  For the past year, I have been tutoring a 2nd/3rd grade girl in Math & Reading, however, she absolutely LOVES science, but I am hesitant to just pull out random science experiments.  I have brought random animals and books that relate to the animals as a type of "reward" for her once we meet some of our goals in her subjects.   Does any...

Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:46 PM in MISconceptions- Students’ shouldn’t MISS the opportunity to learn.
Michelle, I am a preservice teacher at Wartburg College.  In our Science Methods course, we have also discussed misconceptions and how to address them when they arise.  Though I have yet to have my own class of students, through various field experiences and work in a constructivist Makerspace setting, I have learned to embrace the misconception that science cannot be creative and must be step...

Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:36 PM in Classroom Pets
Hello!  I am a preservice teacher at Wartburg College.  At this school, I have had the chance to work with a variety of animals in the classroom setting, and have taught about them at a variety of settings.  From these experiences, I see the valuable connections students can form with the animals, and all they can learn about.   Does anyone have any suggestions as to good classroom pets, and h...