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The Quiet Kid’s Struggle to be a Teacher

Teacher: I feel like I’m always looking at my teachers and peers in awe of something I’m missing. Something everyone’s got that I don’t. Teachers are confident Teachers are set Teachers are influential Teachers are reputable Teachers are respected Then … Continue reading

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Resilient Learners: Do’s and Don’ts

There comes a time in everyone’s teaching career where you are faced with a different kind of challenge. Something that shows its many faces within a classroom. Something not quite measurable or necessarily baseline comparable. This something is having a … Continue reading

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Being a science teacher comes with all sorts of challenges, details, and oversights. We all know that. How we approach these challenges, however, is what defines us as teachers. One such challenge comes up routinely: How to assess. Out With … Continue reading

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Misconceptions in our classrooms

A misconception is a view or opinion that is incorrect due to faulty prior knowledge, thinking or understand. Naturally, these will pop up in our future classroom, but how do we as teachers notice confront them in our classrooms? 5 … Continue reading

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The Cheapest Engagement You’ll Ever Hear About!

  I know what you’re thinking, and don’t worry! We’re not talking about cheap ways to pop that special someone the “big question”, apologies to those expecting some intimacy tips. In this blog, we’re going to unpack that classic teacher … Continue reading

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How to use MTV in your classroom: “Music Television” makes a comeback… Wait…

Hello future science teachers! Ever wonder if you’re not eliciting your students to think critically, constructively, or independently. Have you considered using an MTV approach in your classroom? No it’s not the music network, but the methods of Making Thinking … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Equity-ness

The thing about equity is that it’s not the same as equality; a common misconception. I feel when we talk about equity in a field, people often construe that means “let’s give everyone the same thing” as opposed to “let’s … Continue reading

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Time to SCREAM for STE(A)M

Hey you physical science teachers out there! Have you wondered how to make motion an interesting lesson while also trying to infuse more STE(A)M inspired activities? Look no further, it’s time to build some ROLLER COASTERS! Engage them: Show a … Continue reading

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Construct a New Way to do Labs!

Good ole Lab Day. We all remember it as the few times we were on our feet in a science classroom. Teachers always told us it was our activity of the day or week and was usually their implication to … Continue reading

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Cooperative Learning fast facts

This just in: Cooperative Learning has taking our current educational studies by storm. What is Cooperative Learning? Cooperative Learning is the idea that students take learning into their own hands while teachers take a step back. Students learn through various … Continue reading

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