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sub plans for secondary science

Making Sub Plans for Secondary Science

I don’t know if there are many jobs like teaching where it is actually HARDER to be out than it is to be there. Writing sub plans for secondary science teachers is almost always worse than powering through your dreaded seasonal allergies or actually making it to your bi-yearly dentist appointments.

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no-prep student-centered activities

My 4 favorite no-prep student-centered activities for high school science

If you are a secondary science teacher, I can bet that you are probably pretty tired from all of the responsibilities that go into your job. It can be hard to come up with ways to engage students in your classroom that don’t require a TON of behind-the-scenes prep work on your end. But have no fear, I am here to share my FAVORITE no-prep student-centered activities with you.

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How to Get Admin to Buy Curriculum You Actually Want

But here is the deal. SO much goes into teaching besides just teaching. If you are reading this, I don’t have to tell you that, because you know. Writing curriculum and/or lesson planning from the existing curriculum is just one part of it. I knew that if I wanted to serve my students well AND actually have a life outside of school, I NEEDED HELP.

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Curriculum design 101

Curriculum Design 101 – How I do it

When you decided you wanted to be a teacher, you probably had all sorts of ideas for how you would change students’ lives and the exciting content that you would share with them. You most likely knew and were excited about curriculum design being a part of the job. Who

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Why High School Teachers Must Make Science Relevant

Make science relevant. This is most likely something you have heard about your entire teaching career. So why do I think this is more important for high school teachers now than ever before? This decade has only just begun but as I reflect on what has characterized it thus far,

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Using Phenomena to Teach the NGSS

One of the key components of implementing Next Generation Science Standards* in your classroom is the incorporation of phenomena into your teaching methods.  So what does this even mean for you and me?  How do we begin approaching a shift in our instructional strategies and curriculum to better utilize phenomena

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Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards

We’ve all heard of Common Core.  Most of us have also heard of Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS).   So what is the story?  What are these standards and what is it we should know about them as science educators?  In this post, I am going to give you a background

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