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2 Ways That Learning Happens and How to Create a Classroom Culture That Fosters It [Episode 47]

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Click below to hear how to create a classroom culture that fosters learning:

How can we make learning more natural and more meaningful for our students? Simply put, learning happens best through asking questions and making mistakes. If you’re thinking about your classes and realizing that your students aren’t asking many questions and are afraid to make mistakes, this episode is packed with tips for you about how to move students to the center of their learning!

When students are the center of their learning and seek out many sources to learn from, their learning becomes much more meaningful. Helping them to take control of their learning won’t happen overnight but there are things we as teachers can do to help. 

In this episode, we are covering why asking questions is so important to student learning, how to get students to ask more questions, why and how we should encourage students to make mistakes, and actionable steps you can take today to change your classroom culture into one that encourages questions and mistakes.

We are quickly approaching the “Ask me Anything” 50th episode of Secondary Science Simplified! I want to answer any question that you have – nothing is off limits! Submit your questions by DM-ing me on Instagram or send me an email to rebecca@itsnotrocketscienceclassroom.com with the subject line “Questions for Episode 50” by NOVEMBER 8th.

Topics Discussed in This Episode on Creating a Positive Classroom Culture:

  • How I’ve come to realize that most learning happens through asking questions and making mistakes
  • Why we should be encouraging students to ask questions in order to take control of their learning
  • 3 ways to create a classroom culture that prioritizes asking questions
  • How making mistakes is a powerful learning tool and why it’s important
  • What we can do to show students that making mistakes is not only okay, but a great way to learn and grow
  • 7 practical tips to help shift your classroom culture to one that welcomes questions and mistakes today!
  • Submit your questions for our 50th episode via email rebecca@itsnotrocketscienceclassroom.com or a DM on Instagram by NOVEMBER 8th, 2022

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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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