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Teaching Physics and FUN with Guest Michelle Brosseau [Episode 37]


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Does the thought of teaching physics for the first time stress you out? Do demos and labs seem overwhelming? My special guest, Michelle Brosseau, is here to give some great advice to new physics teachers!

Today, I am joined by an amazing secondary science teacher, Michelle Brosseau. Michelle is sharing 4 tips she has for first year physics teachers, what to do if you’re intimidated by demos and labs, and how she makes grading labs more manageable. She’s sharing some changes she’s made throughout the years to engage her students and set them up for success.

I knew I had to have her on the podcast because I love following her on Instagram and watching all of the incredible things she does in her classroom @mrsbrosseausbinder.  I know you’ll enjoy hearing her ideas as well!

Michelle Brosseau is a high school Science teacher, specializing in Physics, Earth & Space Science, and making learning FUN. Whether it’s teaching the physics of bubbles, demonstrating drag forces with indoor skydiving, or wearing her astronaut costume (or her velociraptor sweater, or her molecules dress, or her fossils blouse…), Michelle embraces her nerdiness to energize her students’ learning. Michelle has a Professional Master of Education degree, with a Classroom Specialist focus. Michelle weaves her love of Art, Science, and all things nerdy into her educational resources.

Don’t forget! There is still time for you to submit a 30 second clip on tips to keep every learner engaged in science classes for a chance to be featured on an upcoming episode of Secondary Science Simplified. Check out the details here!

Topics Discussed on Teaching Physics:

  • Check out how to be featured on Secondary Science Simplified here!
  • How rearranging your scope and sequence could make a huge impact on your students
  • Why you should ask for the things that you need in your classroom
  • How focussing on collaboration helps students learn and succeed
  • Why sometimes you need to cut units off
  • Advice for incorporating demos and labs for first year physics teachers
  • Two grading hacks that will save you so much time

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More about Secondary Science Simplified: 

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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