Methods and Strategies: Selecting Appropriate Topicsby: Julia Gooding and Bill Metz

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This column provides ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This month’s issue looks at why some science topics seemingly present roadblocks to learning, strategies teachers may consider in analyzing and circumventing those problems, and the role of ongoing assessments in this process.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
10/1/2012

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  • on Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:16 PM

As you read this article you are clued into questions that are necessary when selecting topics for elementary students. Questions about your selection include whether the material is developmentally correct, is the timing correct, is the instructional mode appropriate, how will you assess the students, and have you included misconceptions in your selection. The two charts in the article provide ideas for demonstrating learning and the seven additional teaching strategies. This is a good article but topics are usually mandated by district or state curriculum.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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