Friday, October 30, 2015

Amanda Canada - FlyHighFri

FlyHighFri, featuring Amanda Canada
Amanda Canada

I am a 7th grade Science Teacher in Crosby, Texas. I am currently the Middle School Teacher of the Year. I love sharing my love for science with my students. I enjoy using technology in the classroom and have now become the go-to person in my department. I am a mother of 3 boys & a wife of 15 years.

Fly High moment this week:
I teach an inclusion class 7th period with 3 SPED students. This week we were learning about geotropism and turgor pressure. I often come up with crazy ideas on the spur of the moment and this was one of those moments. I had the students repeat the definition of geotropism and then used hand motions. In a sing-song voice, we said "The roots grow down & the stems grow up." We did this several times. Some balked, but most did it. We also did motions for turgor pressure. In the end, all of my students could tell me what geotropism was and I had a class full of wilting plants with low turgor pressure. We were wilting and then standing up straight. The #FlyHighFri moment came when I asked the 3 boys individually and they explained it to me and then proceeded to explain it to the other students. #WIN

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