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Pedagogy

5 mistakes to avoid at the beginning of the school year

Beginning of the School Year: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

All signs are pointing to the beginning of the school year being upon us once again, teacher friends. The Target dollar spot is filled with school supplies. Lunchables are put out on the seasonal table at the front of Publix. And I am constantly waking up in the middle of

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parent communication

Issues with parent communication? 4 things to do differently next term

LOVED science and have especially had a heart for high school students (I volunteered with a ministry called Young Life for over a decade, and also coached a local high school dance team all through college). I knew from my teacher training program that a lot went in to teaching other than JUST teaching. I would have to write lesson plans, grade tests, prep labs, and go to faculty meetings. What I HIGHLY underestimated was how parent communication would be a HUGE part of my job.

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Combatting senioritis: 5 tips for battling senioritis and spring fever, even if your students aren't seniors

5 Tips for Combating Senioritis in your Science Classroom

It’s that time of year. The weather starts changing, the days start getting longer, and your students start becoming absolutely stir crazy. Some call it spring fever – I call it senioritis. And regardless of if you teach seniors or not, this “disease” does not discriminate based on student age (although seniors seem to be the MOST affected – if you’ve ever taught seniors, once they receive college acceptance letters, it is borderline game over).

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Make lectures engaging 4 tips for lectures that are effective and engaging

4 Tips to Make Lectures Engaging

I love labs, model-building, and inquiry-based activities like any good secondary science teacher – but I also still really enjoy lecturing. Lectures don’t have to be boring like the 300+ person lecture hall courses you took in college. You CAN make lectures engaging – and I am here to share with you my 4 best strategies (plus a bonus tip for all of you currently still teaching virtually #blessyou) for doing so.

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