Advice, Teacher Life

10 Simple Ways To Be A Better Science Teacher

I am so lucky to teach at a school that provides a full hour of science instruction for our students every day, but I know that in many self contained classrooms science takes a back seat to math and reading. I think this is incredibly unfortunate because science is a part of literally EVERYTHING we… Continue reading 10 Simple Ways To Be A Better Science Teacher

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Maternity Leave is Almost Over!

The school year started with the birth of my second child looming heavily. I worked furiously to make sure the lesson plans were ready, with step by step instructions for every hour of every day (seriously)...Then I left, and left it up to God. My son was born early September, and I will finally be… Continue reading Maternity Leave is Almost Over!

Advice, Resources

Resource Guide for New Texas Science Teachers.

In Texas, 5th grade is the first year the STAAR test is administered to students, so it’s kind of a big deal. Because of this, I found that there were a ton of helpful resources out there for fifth grade, but not so much for sixth. In fact, I ended up writing about half of… Continue reading Resource Guide for New Texas Science Teachers.

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First Year in Science? Tips for New Teachers.

Welcome to the wonderful world of science! I teach elementary school in Texas...Fifth and sixth grade to be specific. I love my job and couldn't imagine teaching any other subject, but it wasn't always so easy. In fact, when I first started it was brutal. Even science at the elementary level can be intimidating, and… Continue reading First Year in Science? Tips for New Teachers.