Episode 3: The Challenges of Teaching Science with Julia Dimaio, Part 1

Science teacher Julia Dimaio (middle and high school) joins the show to discuss the unique challenges of teaching science, the pressure of convincing students that science is real, and her thoughts about keeping her classroom interesting and engaging for all students.

Takeaways from this week’s episode:

  1. Building trust with students is key to their learning.
  2. Make small changes while maintaining consistent structure and expectations
  3. Humans are not average, and when you teach to the average, you risk losing every student

The End of Average by Todd Rose (2016)