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How to Re-Engage Apathetic Students (and Manage Your Own Apathy!) [Episode 64]

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Quarter three is a doozy! There is definitely an energy shift after winter break and both students and teachers feel it. Everyone is just drained. So how are we going to get through the rest of the school year and re-engage our students? I’ve got 5 tips that will help you re-engage students and YOU in quarter three.

Spring break and the end of the school year seem so far away. We and our students are likely just going through the motions at this point in the school year which means now is the perfect time to make some changes and get them engaged and excited for your class again. 

You may be thinking that you just don’t have the time or energy to figure out ways to re-engage them but the good news is that you can get them enthusiastic without a ton of extra work on your part.In this episode, I am sharing why you should be connecting with them on a personal level, how a change of scenery can be beneficial, the importance of giving them autonomy, and how to get inspired to do what is FUN!

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Topics Discussed About How to Re-engage Students:

  • Why quarter 3 is TOUGH for both students and teachers
  • How to use real-world examples to re-engage students
  • The importance of connecting with students on a personal level to show that you care
  • Why moving class outside of the classroom can be so beneficial
  • How to give students autonomy to make your teaching more student-centered
  • How to get inspired by others and focus on what is fun for you and your students

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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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