How to Teach Students about Viruses and Outbreaks

  With news of the coronavirus all over the television, it can be difficult to not have a conversation about it in your science classroom. Bringing current events into the classroom is always an engaging experience for students but it can also cause teacher anxiety as you gauge the best

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SEL Activities to Build Relationships

 Building relationships with your students is a classroom priority. Classroom relationship-building exercises can increase engagement, motivate students, and solve many classroom management problems. Join me in learning how to integrate back-to-school SEL activities into your classroom.   Building on personal classroom experiences   I can still remember as if yesterday I was

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Bringing Holidays into the Science Classroom

  Making science engaging and interesting is one of the top thoughts on my mind each day. I want my students to love science. I feel that if students develop this love, it helps them to become better learners which will, in turn, create well-rounded students. All too often because

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Five FREE Tech Tools for the Science Teacher

    Today’s science students need a blended learning environment that authentically incorporates technology into their curriculum. Below are five of my favorite technology tools. Each of these has a FREE component, but you can upgrade to benefit from additional features.   Edpuzzle:  Lately, students have been coming to me

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Learning about the CER Writing Strategy

 Science teacher, are you wondering what the CER writing strategy is and how to use it in your classroom? Learn all about this formulaic method and how easily it can work in your science classroom.   What is CER?  Claim, evidence, reasoning, also known as CER, is a science writing strategy

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Use CER Writing Strategy with Your Science Lessons

 Are you a science teacher wondering how you can incorporate the CER – claim, evidence, reasoning writing strategy into your classroom WHILE still using your existing science lessons?  No worries teacher friend, incorporating the CER method is easy and requires minimal work from you.   Brushing up on the CER

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Holiday STEM in the Science Classroom

The holidays can be a time that tests classroom management. Throughout my years, I have found that student engagement is the best way to keep students on task. An engaged student cannot get into trouble. But there are so many more reasons to try a STEM resource in your classroom.

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How to Implement CER in Your Science Classroom

As a science teacher with a master’s degree in Literacy, one of my passions is to authentically bring reading and writing skills into the curriculum without compromising the fun, hands-on nature of science. I incorporate these skills through readings to build background knowledge and comprehension of the concept we are

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