If you are reading this and have 3 or more classes to prep for at the secondary level, you are in the right place, teacher friend. I have been in your shoes balancing multiple preps and I know how absolutely draining and overwhelming it can be.
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Click below to hear about engaging your students without exhausting yourself: Do you find yourself wishing that teaching science could be fun without being exhausting? It’s absolutely possible! Labs are one of the main ways we can engage our students in learning, but they require a lot of teacher prep.
One of the BEST parts about being a secondary science teacher is the labs you get to use to engage your students in science. But one of the HARDEST parts of being a secondary science teacher is the labs you have to prep to engage your students in science.
Click below to hear how to engage your students in the first 5 minutes of class: Can the first 5 minutes of class really set the tone for the entire period? Absolutely! I believe the first 5 minutes are the most important part of each and every class. In today’s
While I am a life science girl at heart, chemistry was one of my favorite courses in high school (most likely because I had an amazing teacher for it who saw me all the way through from Chem 1 to AP Chem). But if I am perfectly honest with you, I was intimidated by teaching chemistry in physical science as a course, even though I personally love chemistry. I may love it and it may make perfect sense in my brain, but that doesn’t mean I would be good at teaching it!!
Click below to hear about a midyear reset: Do you ever look back on your day and feel like you were scrambling but got nothing done? Maybe you’re having one of those years in the classroom that feels like you’re barely keeping your head above water and there just aren’t
Click below to hear about a midyear reset: Have you ever had one of those school years where you wanted to start the summer countdown in January? Trust me, you’re not alone. I’ve experienced this myself, but I’ve got good news! There is no student, class, or school year that
Click below to hear about Secondary Science Simplified: Podcast Spotify Amazon Google-play Stream Welcome to the very first official episode of Secondary Science Simplified! I am so thrilled and humbled that you’re joining me on this podcast journey. My goal for this first episode is to give you some insight
The #1 complaint I hear from most secondary science teachers is how much time they spend grading and how desperately they wish they could decrease grading time. I 100% get it.
I love labs, model-building, and inquiry-based activities like any good secondary science teacher – but I also still really enjoy lecturing. Lectures don’t have to be boring like the 300+ person lecture hall courses you took in college. You CAN make lectures engaging – and I am here to share with you my 4 best strategies (plus a bonus tip for all of you currently still teaching virtually #blessyou) for doing so.
I’ve been in several different teaching situations that have required evaluations and others that did not. But for the majority of my teaching experience, some sort of midterm and final exam were required (even in courses with state EOC exams – but don’t even get me started about that.)
If you are reading this, I am assuming it is because you need a midyear reset – both for you and your students. Maybe this need to hit the reset button is due to a class that’s become impossible to manage. Or maybe it is because you are running at