Episode 4: The Challenges of Teaching Science with Julia Dimaio, Part 2

Julia Dimaio returns for Part 2 of our two-part series on teaching science. This week we cover topics like technology’s influence on our students, tweaking lessons as we go, and the power of cross-curricular instruction.

Takeaways from this week’s episode: 1) Make small tweaks as you go. Don’t try to overhaul your entire classroom in a day. 2) Create time for students to think. Plan deliberate transitions or even silences that invite students to process and ask questions. 3) It’s okay to feel out your classroom and make on-the-fly adjustments based on students’ energy levels, anxiety levels, or emotions in any given day or period. 4) Do a post-it note reflection at the end of each lesson or each week.