Category Archives: Challenges for Science Teachers

Teaching: Do We Have the Time?

One concern I have with teaching science is that I want to do inquiry-based assignments and more of the typically engaging activities, but many of which take up a lot of class time. In my experiences with field teachers, it … Continue reading

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Teaching Can Be Hard, but You Can Do It!!!

Throughout the time in a teacher education program, you are constantly bombarded with all of sorts of information to take into account, ways your students could need extra assistance, things you could do better, and knowledge about the profession that … Continue reading

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Science Teaching: Growth Only Happens Outside Your Comfort Zone

Introduction: Many times when I tell people that I am going to teach high school, they give me a look of horror. This look actually becomes amplified when I tell them that I am planning on teaching biology and chemistry. … Continue reading

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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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Rising to the Challenge

What if I’m not enough? When I think about my biggest challenges and fears in teaching, this is the thought that comes up the most. To be an exemplary teacher is incredibly difficult. The relatively little experience I’ve had has required … Continue reading

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Science Teaching is Some Hard, but Rewarding Schist

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn” Benjamin Franklin There are plenty of reasons why science has such a high demand when it comes to employment. One of those is common among … Continue reading

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The Hard Truths About Our Own Career

Science Teaching is in Fact NOT a Cake Walk Throughout our pre-teaching career, we learn a lot about content.  Content, not only in science, but about our teaching career.  We learn a lot about misconceptions, standardized tests, inquiry, and troubles … Continue reading

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Is Teaching as Easy as You Think?

“Oh, you’re going to be a teacher…?” “Teaching is just like being a glorified babysitter, right?” “At least science is cool, but I hated my high school biology teacher.” These quotes are things all science education majors have heard. Little … Continue reading

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Facing Our Fears in Our Careers

The one thing that absolutely NONE of us are looking forward to are the hard days we’ll have when we get into our classrooms. The days where things get tough after facing challenge after challenge with our students. No matter … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Science Teaching

Have you ever thought teaching science is EASY? Teaching science is not as easy as you would think! Challenges Science Teachers Face With Students:  Keeping every student in every single one of their classes engaged and interested. Keeping every student … Continue reading

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