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Why NOT to Assign Work Over Breaks [Episode 52]

Click below to hear why I don’t like to assign work over breaks: Confession time: One of my biggest regrets from my time spent in the classroom is assigning homework over school breaks. Not only did I assign homework over breaks, but sometimes I would even assign projects to cover

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Winter science activities: 4 free resources for high school science

4 FUN Winter Science Activities for High School

It’s officially December which in most parts of the Northern hemisphere means winter. I live in the southern part of the U.S. so winter really means sweating through our days in sweaters we probably don’t mean and having bonfires while still being eaten up by mosquitos. BUT, despite the lack

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Ask me Anything! All YOUR Questions Answered! [Episode 50]

Click below to hear my answers to your questions in this “ask me anything” episode: It’s finally here! It’s the 50th episode of Secondary Science Simplified! To celebrate, I’m answering all of your burning questions inside of this special “ask me anything” episode. I am so excited to answer every

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learning happens

Two Ways that Learning Happens

I’ve learned so much in my life through my two primary roles: (1) as a parent, and (2) as an educator. And what I’ve found is that what I’m learning in either of these roles is often impacting what I am learning in the other role. I’ve told my husband

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5 Ways to Reclaim Your Class Time [Episode 48]

Click below to hear how to reclaim your class time: It seems we never have enough time to do what we want to do in our class periods. How are we supposed to get labs, demos, lectures, assessments, and more squeezed into a 45 or 90 minute class? The overwhelm

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thanksgiving science

Thanksgiving Science Activities for High School

Teacher friends, I don’t know about you, but every year at this time I am TIRED. Come November I’ve got a countdown on my whiteboard to Thanksgiving break, closely followed by the longestthreeweekseverrrr until winter break and I.AM.READY. The LAST thing I have is the energy to come up with

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