Elizabeth Steele

Greetings! My name Elizabeth Steele, but I prefer to be called Lizzy! This is my 2nd year at UMBC and my 4th year of college. Prior to attending UMBC, I earned my Associates Degree in Transfer Studies at AACC. I am a Theatre Studies major as well as an Elementary Education Student. I love learning in all subject areas and I find the idea of teaching and learning fascinating processes and facts with students as a career to be thrilling. I love finding creative, fun, and unique ways to teach and learn.



Recent Posts by Elizabeth

Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:47 PM in Informal Teaching in the Classroom
Does anyone have ideas on how to assess informal learning? For example, if a class visits a museum for a day of informal learning, what are some creative ways that teachers can be sure the students still learn? Thank you!

Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:45 PM in Bringing Scientists into the classroom
This is great information! Thank you so much!

Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:29 AM in Science Songs (Lab Rule)
I have become very interested in using songs in science! I found this song of lab rules that is written to a tune many students have probably heard before. Check it out! @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRDApYgvDqQ . It is called "LAB RULES- Dua Lipa: New Rules Paradory" by Asap Science. What are your favorite science songs? 

Recent Reviews by Elizabeth

Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:03 PM
5 Convincing and Compelling
Though this article is written to an audience of high school educators, I would argue that it also applies to middle and elementary education. The article listed compelling reasons why school gardens are important, provided guidance for starting and funding one, and listed potential ways to keep a garden running and involve the community. This is a well-rounded and very informative resource. I would absolutely recommend this to other educators.

Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:52 PM
5 A Fantastic Resource
This chapter does a fantastic job of laying out reasons and ideas for creating a school garden. Ranging from teaching kids about why eating healthy is so important, giving back to the environment, and better understanding the world around them and where food comes from, the chapter explains many potential benefits of creating a garden as a class project. The reading also lines up how standards from kindergarten through 5th grade can be met through lessons focused on or taking place in the school garden. By connecting everything back to specific standards, the authors give very clear purpose and direction to the use of a garden at every grade level and also make it apparent that the garden is meeting real educational needs. I think this is a well written, informative, and inspirational read. I highly recommend this to other elementary science educators.

Recent Public Collections by Elizabeth

Sources for 10 Day Unit Plan

10 Resources

Sources useful when planning to create a butterfly garden with 4th grade students.

Dreaming of School Gardens (NEA)
Type: User uploaded resource

Type: User uploaded resource