The 5E Instructional Model: Explore

Hello and welcome back!! All is well here in Little Smarticle Particle land. I started back to work this past week with two days of new teacher orientation.... so far, so good!  Today, I'm going to share with you some ideas about the second element of the 5E Instructional Model...Explore. Before I go too far,… Continue reading The 5E Instructional Model: Explore

How to Help Your Students Build Relevant Background Knowledge.

One of the most important things that I have learned as an educator is that I can never assume that my students know something. Just because I have an inherent understanding of something, or think that some little nugget of knowledge is (or should be) painfully obvious, does not mean that my kiddos do. Do you see… Continue reading How to Help Your Students Build Relevant Background Knowledge.