Engaging Your Students – Without Exhausting Yourself [Episode 5]


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Do you find yourself wishing that teaching science could be fun without being exhausting? It’s absolutely possible! Labs are one of the main ways we can engage our students in learning, but they require a lot of teacher prep. There are many other ways to get students involved in learning that are highly effective and take some of the workload off of you.

In this episode, I share seven simple, low-prep ways to engage students without exhausting yourself. Of course, these are not meant to replace labs, but they are great tools to break up your teaching and keep the learning student-centered. The key to saving time is to put the work back on the students and keep it simple.

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Topics Discussed in Engaging Your Students Without Exhausting Yourself:

  • Simple research and report activities that activate student curiosity
  • Using partner work strategically to increase engagement
  • Ways to use models that increase hands-on learning in the classroom
  • Unique ways to increase engagement while following strict social distancing practices
  • How to lighten your load and put the bulk of the work on students with projects

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Secondary Science Simplified is a podcast specifically for high school science teachers that will help you to engage your students AND simplify your life as a secondary science educator.  Each week Rebecca, from It’s Not Rocket Science, and her guests will share practical and easy-to-implement strategies for decreasing your workload so that you can stop working overtime and start focusing your energy doing what you love – actually teaching!

Teaching doesn’t have to be rocket science, and you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to simplify your secondary science teaching life so that you can enjoy your life outside of school even more. Head to itsnotrocketscienceclassroom.com/challenge to grab your FREE Classroom Reset Challenge.

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