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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I feel like this blog over the years has become my personal (but very public) confessional, of sorts. I spent a few years growing up in a Catholic school, so I am very familiar with the ole confessional booth, and this kinda feels like that – but instead of a
Click below to hear how to create a classroom culture that fosters learning: How can we make learning more natural and more meaningful for our students? Simply put, learning happens best through asking questions and making mistakes. If you’re thinking about your classes and realizing that your students aren’t asking
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.
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.
At the time I’m writing this, I have only been a parent for about 4 years, so by no means am I a pro. Very much the rookie league over here! But if there is anything I’ve observed as a parent of 3 tiny humans is that HOLY COW, they
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
Click play below to hear how you can engage your small classes: Did you catch episode 43 about managing large classes in your secondary science classroom? Managing large classes can be a challenge but engaging small classes can be equally as difficult. If you are struggling with engaging your small
Have you found yourself this school year with a section or two of small class sizes on your roster? Are you worried about engaging small classes of students when you only have a handful in front of you? When I was teaching at a large public school, I couldn’t IMAGINE
Click below to hear tips on how to manage large classes: If you’re looking at your class roster and feeling absolutely overwhelmed by the crazy numbers you are seeing, you’re not alone! I am seeing so many teachers saying they have 30+ students in their science classes and they have
Are you looking at your roster and thinking, “I have WAY too many students this year – how on earth am I to manage large classes like these and actually do labs?!” You aren’t alone, teacher friend. I was reading a report the other day from 2018 that showed the