Astrid Rivarola

My name is Astrid Rivarola and this is my senior year at Florida International University. My major is Elementary Education. I live in Naples, FL and I'm happily married. I enjoy reading, traveling, teaching, dancing and spending time with my family. My passion for teaching is a big part of my life and I have extremely high expectations for my current and future students. My dream is that one day I will become a school principal and create my own preschool. I'm excited to learn about different ways to teach young children science!




Florida International University

Recent Posts by Astrid

Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:45 PM in Astronomy questions
Astronomy has always had a significant impact on our world view. There are still many unanswered questions in astronomy. There are questions like: “How old are we?”, “How unique is the Universe, and could a slightly different Universe ever have supported life?” But astronomy is also breaking new records every day, establishing the furthest distances, most massive objects, and most violent explosi...

Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:55 AM in Motivation
I would relate lessons to a positive real-life situation where students can find a connection to. Give them the opportunity to create something new, instead of you giving the activity for the lesson, allow them to create their own by using their own vivid imagination, ideas, thoughts, creations, etc. Students should be able to take active roles in the classroom and teachers should make students fe...

Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:31 AM in Classroom Management
I would suggest to ask them questions as they are working or provide them with an assignment to be done in a group based on the topic you are teaching. At the same time, I would make sure that the experiment is interactive. Explore science concepts with performance-based activities and break down your lectures into fun projects as well. Hope it helps! Astrid

Recent Reviews by Astrid

Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:32 AM
5 Nurtrition
Teaching young children about their nutrition is essential for them to learn the difference between nutritious foods and unhealthy foods through education and activities. Teachers can display pictures of healthy foods versus unhealthy foods to discuss and help them understand what food they should be eating. This collection includes great resources about teaching and promoting good health for the children! Excellent!

Recent Public Collections by Astrid

Astronomy in Elementary

8 Resources

Teaching astronomy concepts and important features of Earth and space science standards for elementary school.

The Sun Tower
Type: Journal Article

A Week for Space
Type: Journal Article