Click below to hear about rethinking demos: Many of us are looking ahead to the end of the school year because we are just burnt out. The last thing we want to think about is coming up with or preparing demos for our classes. I get it! That is one
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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
I don’t know about you, but finding the time to incorporate fun Halloween science activities in my high school sciences neverrrr really seemed to happen. It was always something that I WANTED to do but in the midst of planning lessons, grading lab reports, and navigating pep rallies and homecoming
Here’s the deal. There are a lot of things (like formal lab reports) that we do as secondary science teachers because it is how they have always been done. But when you sit down and really think about it, are all of the things you are doing REALLY beneficial for your students?
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.
I absolutely LOVE using stations in my high school science classroom. When I was student teaching, one of my best friends and roommates was also student teaching, but in an elementary school. Her mentor teacher taught her to regularly incorporate stations with her 4th grade students, and I thought –
I LOVE using stations in my high school science classes. I have found them to be incredibly effective with secondary students, and I’ve found SO many uses for them, outside of how they are traditionally viewed for use in elementary classrooms. I want to address the six biggest challenges I
Teaching with stations isn’t just for elementary students – they work SO WELL with high school students too! I love to use stations and have come up with a ton of different ways to use them over the years. As with most anything, you live and you learn. It has
So if you’ve been around here much, you know that I love to use stations in my high school science classes. Stations aren’t just for elementary students – they have tons of great value for high school students, too! Best of all, there are SO MANY different ways you can
When I was student teaching I had three roommates who were also student teaching – one of which was in elementary school. She would come home and often talk about the stations she did with her students and I remember thinking – that sounds fun! I wonder how it would