Back to School Guide for Science – Everything You Need to Know

August 10, 2023 No Comments

Are you a science teacher getting ready to head back to school? I’ve been making content for science teachers for years. But, sometimes, it’s hard to find EXACTLY what you need. So, I decided to put everything you need to start your school year in one place, just for you.

4 Back to School Essentials to Think About – for Science Teachers

There are so many things that you need to think about at the beginning of the school year. I’ve started by breaking these into categories to make it easier for you to find what you need.

1 – Setting Up Your Science Classroom and Procedures at the Beginning of the Year

Procedures are important in every classroom. But, there way more things to consider in a science classroom. Here are some questions you might have?

How do I set up my classroom, lab notebooks and all of that stuff?

How do I make my classroom run smoothly?

What are some other things I should consider in my science class as I head back to school?

2 – What to Teach in Science When you Head Back to School

If you’ve been teaching science for awhile, the start of your school year should look different than it used to. And, it probably looks way different from what it did when you went to school. So, let’s talk about what that looks like.

Stop Teaching the Scientific Method

If I’m not teaching the scientific method, what do I do instead?

3 – Classroom Culture & Community Building as You Head Back to School

A HUGE part of the first few weeks back to school is establishing the feeling of your classroom. Ideally, you create a safe, nurturing and collaborative environment in the first few weeks.

But, if you are a veteran teacher, you’ve probably noticed that the things you used to do don’t seem to work as well anymore. So, here are podcast episodes, blog posts and more to help you start your school year on the right foot.

How do I build classroom community and culture without using an authoritative classroom management approach?

4- Student Engagement in Science During Back to School

If engagement is low in the first few weeks of school, you have an uphill battle on your hands. Instead, focus on engagement right away.

How do I think about engagement in my science class in the first few weeks of school?

Bonus: Back to School for Newbies to NGSS Science

I get countless emails from panicked teachers during the back to school season. It’s not uncommon for a non-science teacher to be tasked with teaching science. And, some teacher prep programs aren’t doing a good job of explaining what science teaching looks like now. Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Here is everything you need to know in one place.

Erin Sadler

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