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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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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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Getting Students Comfortable Making Mistakes

Maybe it is just me but haven’t you found that most of what you’ve learned in life has come through trial and error? From trying and failing? From making mistakes and learning from them? I talk a lot about the mistakes I’ve made as a teacher on this blog (Ex.

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Reclaim class time: 5 ways to reclaim class time and get more done with your students

5 Ways to Reclaim Time in Your Classroom

As teachers, we NEVER have enough time to do all that we want to do with our students. Between labs, demos, lectures, and assessments, it’s hard to squeeze it ALL in – even if you have your students for 45-minutes or 90! The solution is not to complain, cry, or give up (although I’ve been tempted to do all of the above at times!)) The solution is to RECLAIM TIME in your classroom.

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Using Phenomena to Engage Students [Episode 45]

Click below to hear how to use phenomena to engage students: Using phenomena is a great way to engage your students but it can be so overwhelming trying to figure out what to do or how to get started. If you’re using NGSS or other standards that utilize phenomena, but

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