Yen Verhoeven and Aubrey Jeppson

Inclusive Elementary Classroom

How to Create a More Inclusive Elementary Classroom for Students with Special Needs

A few years ago, I was asked by another teacher to observe their classroom to provide some insight for a student with attention issues. At the time, I was a preschool special education teacher. Although the teacher had her heart in the right place, she used old-fashioned strategies to try and get the student to …

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STEM Nature Walk

STEM Makeover: Nature Walk – Turn Your Nature Walk Into an Authentic STEM Lesson

When I was in high school, my biology teacher, Mr. Johnson, had us sit outside in the middle of a meadow by a creek that ran by our classroom. He made us listen in silence, observe with our senses, and challenged us to expand our consciousness. I still remember the overcast day, the sounds of …

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Elementary STEM Classroom Management

Classroom Management Tips for Elementary STEM Lessons and Labs

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