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What to Do After End of Year Testing with Students [episode 18]

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What do you do with that awkward, random amount of time you have after end of year testing is over? Whether you have 3 days or 3 weeks left until the last day of school, energy this time of year is at an all-time low, and senioritis is running rampant, even if you don’t teach seniors! 

This last year has been especially challenging for so many teachers, and I totally understand if you’re just ready to breathe a sigh of relief that the testing is over and summer break is almost here. 

You and your students have worked hard to get here, and you all deserve to rest and relax. If you’re not ready to throw in the towel yet and want to maximize every last day of the school year, this episode is for you.

Today I’m sharing 4 ideas for meaningful, yet fun things you can do after end of year testing with your students that will keep them engaged and learning right up to summer break. These are simple, no-prep and low-prep ideas that don’t put pressure on you or your students. 

All month I’m answering questions and addressing topics that my listeners have requested. This is another episode prompted from a listener request. If you have a topic you want to hear about on the podcast, message me on Instagram. I love getting feedback and interacting with listeners.

Topics Discussed on What to Do After End of Year Testing:

  • Quick tips for maximizing the time you have with your students after end of year testing that are fun but super engaging and also low-pressure
  • Using mini-units at the end of the year to keep students learning
  • How to engage students by giving them space to research careers they’re interested in and how it can still be related to science
  • A simple way to hand over the bulk of instruction to your students at the end of the year that will even teach you a thing or two
  • My absolute favorite way to have students serve “future you” and your “future students” and could take some of the workload off of you for the next school year

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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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