What to Do If You Hate What You Teach [Episode 42]


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Are you stuck teaching a class or a grade that you absolutely hate teaching? You’re not alone! I’ve been there and so have many other teachers. 

It can be such a struggle to make it through the year when you don’t want to teach the classes you’re assigned to teach. But perspective and a plan can make getting through the school year a little easier.

In today’s episode, I am talking all about what to do when you hate what you teach. I’m covering my experience teaching a grade that I hated, four pieces of advice for what to do, why talking with admin is so important, and what to do if admin isn’t willing to work with you on what you want to teach. I’m also covering what to look for in great admin and three things you can do to help make it through this school year.

This episode was inspired by an email I received from a teacher and I would LOVE to do an episode on a topic that would benefit you or that would answer a question you have!

If you are struggling with something or have a question, chances are there are many others who do as well. DM me on Instagram and let me know what you want to hear!

Topics Discussed in This Episode on What to Do If You Hate What You Teach:

  • My experience teaching 8th grade when I absolutely did not want to teach middle school 
  • Why I advise you to give teaching the class a chance and show your value
  • The importance of talking to your admin about coming to a compromise and what alternative value you can offer the school if these classes are no longer on your schedule
  • What to do if admin says you’re replaceable and what qualities good admin have
  • How to make it through this year by semi-coasting in a class you’ve previously taught, trying to make the class more fun for you, and trying to use the time with the class as productive for you as possible
  • Don’t forget to grab your Halloween-themed FREEBIE!

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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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