Bianca Stewart

About me

My name is Bianca, I am a sophomore, math major with Adolescent Education. I also wish to continue studying and get a degree in Special Education. I love to dance, i danced for 13 years. I also enjoy singing... just don't ask me to sing for you because I am indeed very shy!! I did tae kwon doe for a number of years and received my first degree black belt. I love to eat and cook and much moreee.

    • Bianca Stewart
      Bianca Stewart commented on the blog Lesson Plan
      I really liked your lesson plan and coming from someone who is not at all fond of social studies and civil war, you're plans and how you utilized the toolbox would make me engaged in the class. Technology is a very good tool especially for this...
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        Bianca Stewart commented on the blog Lessonplandevelopment
        Hi Nick, I like how in depth you went with each lesson and stated your intent so there's clarification on the content and what you are looking for. I also really like that you're utilizing personal narratives and giving students time to...
        • Bianca Stewart
          Bianca Stewart commented on the blog Lesson Plan Development
          Hi Courtney, I really liked the way you planned out all your lessons. ii also like how you utilized the toolbox and was very descriptive in what you are looking to expect. Your lesson 5 even gave me an idea about a review sheet, that is definitely...
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            Bianca Stewart published a blog post Lesson Plan
            Lesson 1 Cover technique of how to solve inside parentheses and brackets along with the exponent values. This is the first step in solving an equation through PEMDAS. Students must identify what is in parentheses first. Toolbox: individual...
              • Taylor Bolger
                Taylor Bolger

                Hey Bianca!

                Your lessons seem like they would thoroughly cover the topic of pemdas which in itself is great however, I see that you mention student participation as being essential to their understanding of the lesson. That being said, what other tools might you incorporate to encourage their participation in the lesson?

                • Robert Goldberg
                  Robert Goldberg

                  Привет Bianca, 

                  I'm glad you picked PEMDAS and I liked how you mentioned student participation in lesson one. Kind of what Taylor said but I would look into including other things for your lessons. Maybe some kind of card game with a card having a P for parenthesis having the highest value since it comes first. Lots of things you can do for this unit. At any rate its a good start on the content just focus on student engagement a tad more. 

                  • Olivia Difusco
                    Olivia Difusco

                    Hi Bianca, 

                     I think that you have a really good start here. I especially like how you have a quiz in lesson 4 that the whole class will discuss, in order to prep for the test in lesson 5. For your next revision of the lesson plans, I'd suggest to become more specific in your tools.. For example, what types of individual work and what types of group work will you be assigning?

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                      Bianca Stewart commented on the file TCH 215 GENETICS LESSON PLAN .docx
                      Hi Olivia, I really like your incorporation of how you and your class will asses their performances. You offer a very fair grading percentage for the quiz and exams and how they can get in those percentages. I also like your how will you know that...
                      • Bianca Stewart
                        Bianca Stewart published a blog post Unit Plan Development
                          • Olivia Difusco
                            Olivia Difusco

                            Bianca, 

                                I like that you used PEMDAS as your unit, since it is a pretty simple concept for me to understand! So thank you for that. Here are some suggestions that I have for you: 

                            1) I think that you may want to establish more than essential question, as it is beneficial for your students.

                            2) For the R in where to, you may want to be more specific in how you will tell the class is doing well on the unit. 

                            3) I would consider adding a performance task, maybe a simple visual component to show what PEMDAS is or a cute little song. Depending on what grade level you are teaching this unit to, something simple, but logical, would do. 

                             

                            Overall, I think you did a great job! 

                            • Robert Goldberg
                              Robert Goldberg

                              1) I agree with Olivia's view on PEMDAS. It is a simple concept to understand and therefore is a good starting point for designing units.

                              2) One small criticism would be there doesn't seem to be enough support for concepts such as big ideas and essential questions in the unit. 

                              I think you did a good job with your where to!

                               

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                              Bianca Stewart uploaded the file Unit Plan Development
                                • Taylor Bolger
                                  Taylor Bolger

                                  Hey Bianca 

                                  I feel the same as Jackie when it comes to your seating arrangement idea which I would recommend keeping in your final draft. However I noticed a lack of light/fun/engaging activities related to your content and I feel that a big part of maintaining student interest is giving them opportunities to both challenge themselves and express/show off what they now. These kind of activities can help you to catch students who are falling behind in understanding or offer a confidence boost to students who do know the content but were unsure of how well they retained it until they were able to put it into practice. I also think it might be a good idea to say how often you'll be giving tests and quizzes so that you and your students have a clear schedule to work and prepare with.  Other wise I think you did a really nice job. You demonstrate clear task/goal focus and I think that's going to help you  lot in keeping yourself and your students on track during lessons.

                                  • Christina Katechis
                                    Christina Katechis

                                    I recommend revising your enduring understanding and essential questions for your unit. I also did not see an enduring understanding or essential questions for the course.

                                    Your modifications on seating arrangements and worksheets are unique and stood out, very nice.

                                    in your how you will rethink and revise section, what do you mean by how is class doing as a whole.

                                    What stood out most to me was your accommodation to students of all different academic abilities. 

                                    Performance Task is not available, but you might want to add at least 1.

                                    • Brianna Iliceto
                                      Brianna Iliceto

                                      Bianca, 

                                      I like how you mentioned that students will be able to show their work and complete problems on the board (usually students will enjoy that haha)

                                      What you have right now is a good first draft! I think you should definitely add information on how you are willing to help any struggling students and what they need to do in order to help themselves. Also, are there any bigger assignments or tasks for this unit? If so explain. Try to elaborate more on what exactly the students need to know in order to comprehend PEMDAS. 

                                      One more thing, what are the big ideas and essential questions for your course as a whole?

                                      Overall, nice work!