Patricia Ten Hoeve

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Recent Posts by Patricia

Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:59 PM in First Year Teaching
Hello, my name is Patricia and I am a preservice teacher at Wartburg College.  I am wondering if anyone has any advice for setting up a science classroom as a first-year teacher.  What materials are necessary, what was most helpful to you as a first-year teacher, what do you wish you could go back and change? Anything else you want to share about being a first-year teacher would be great!  ...

Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:47 PM in Science Classroom Environment
Hi Bailey, I believe that the environment in the classroom and how comfortable your students are is dependent on your relationships with your students. I think the best thing you can do to create that comfortable environment where students engage in conversations is to be constantly working on your relationships with your students, and showing them that you care about them and their lives. You...

Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:50 AM in Integrating Science & Writing
Hi Carina, I am a pre-service teacher from Wartburg College. In my science methods course, we talk a lot about cross-curricular lessons and I think it is a great idea to incorporate science into your writing class. I like your idea of the weather report, and you could always try to tie what you are writing in with what they are doing in science. However, you could also take a different appro...