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The Future Belongs to the Curious!

Soon I will be entering my own classroom which is both exciting and nerve-racking. I have taken plenty of education and science classes to help prepare me, but until I have my own classroom it is difficult to be prepared … Continue reading

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Classroom Management: It’s Not Just Tips and Tricks

As a future teacher, I think about how I will manage my own science classroom. It is very difficult for me to picture because it will depend on the students’ actions and behavior. So until I actually have my own … Continue reading

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A Day to Remember

When you look back at your academic career what do you remember most? It’s not the lectures and worksheets; it’s the engaging activities and labs! Engaging activities and labs help student become active in their learning which helps them understand and … Continue reading

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Turning Weaknesses into Strengths

This quote really stuck with me. To me this quote saying that we need to know what our strengths and weakness are. By knowing what our weaknesses are, we are able to work on them until they evolve into strengths. … Continue reading

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Question Everything You Think You Know

The quote above, in my opinion, encompasses a core value in STEM! STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is about using prior-knowledge to make sense of the world. It involves questioning what you already know to discover and learn more! In … Continue reading

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Add Art

What is STEAM? STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. These are all important to incorporate into the classroom to give students a chance to use different fields. The recent addition of art is to help … Continue reading

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It Starts With Teachers

As teachers, children watch us constantly and often mimic our actions. This is why teachers need to be conscientious about their actions throughout the classroom. Teachers have their own opinions and biases about the world around them. If they are … Continue reading

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Training of the Mind

This quote stuck with me when I first read it because I relate to it in many ways. As a fourth year college student and future educator, I have realized over the past years that one of my goals is … Continue reading

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Everyone Knows Something You Don’t

I have always liked this quote! I think that it puts learning in prospective. Everyone knows something I do not and I can learn from them. I also think that this quote applies to constructivism in education.  The article How … Continue reading

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Together We Can Do Great Things

Groups vs Teams: I really like the quote above! Every student had different strengths and weaknesses. This is why working together is important. What you call people that are working together can make a difference in how they view themselves … Continue reading

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