Lisa Ellen Niver
  • Brain Research, Education and the Battle for Social Media Dominance Does Brain Research say that Pinterest will win the battle for social media supremacy?  The answer is Yes! In the social media battle, Pinterest may have what it takes to knock out the others. Visual focus means it speaks to our brains in a way the others don’t. Photos, not words, are the focus. No […] No responses May 23, 2013
  • Lisa on National Television as a Science Teacher! CAREER DAY: Grab your test tubes & beakers! This week on Career Day we’re DISSECTING a career that will really SPARK your interest… teaching elementary school SCIENCE! Lisa Niver Rajna appeared on National Television on KTLA Channel 5 on September 29, 2012, in episode 302 on Career Day. After sharing over 200 careers, Lisa is […] No responses May 21, 2013
  • Bring Fitness Into the Classroom: Exercise Rhymes Bring Fitness Into the Classroom In on our modern society, a focus on academics in our education system has resulted in less physical activity for children. Most schools have reduced physical education (PE) classes to once or twice a week. Despite an emphasis on academics, reducing PE classes may be counterproductive as research indicates that […] One response September 11, 2012
  • Success Story: Science Fair Projects with Real-World Impact Science Buddies has been a wonderful resource for Science Fair in my classroom! I am excited to share this article they wrote about me! A science teacher at Brawerman Elementary School in Los Angeles views Science Buddies as an indispensable classroom partner, especially when it comes to helping students locate quality science Project Ideas—in all […] No responses August 29, 2012
  • Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning Here is the beginning of my review of Marc Prensky’s book: Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning.  Reading Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning by Marc Prensky was a fantastic experience. This book details the importance of real learning is our students. As a teacher, I am always looking to share connections with […] No responses March 11, 2012
  • Profiles in International Education: Lisa Niver Rajna Dr. Jessie Voights interviewed me for the Profiles in International Education Section on her site Wandering Educators. Read about me on Wandering Educators! Here is the beginning of the Interview: Lisa Niver Rajna is our Geography Awareness Editor, a world traveler, and a science teacher in Los Angeles, California. Think that science isn’t international? Think […] One response March 4, 2012