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I really had no idea

Here I am, about three months into to my first public high school teaching gig, and the one thing that I cannot stop thinking to myself is “I had NO idea how hard this job is.” This is a second … Continue reading

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Week 1 (+ a bit!)

The idea was to do my reflection posts on Sunday evenings, but – as usual – things were a bit busy and hectic. So, here it is! Well, I made it through my first week of teaching in a public … Continue reading

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Astronomy Week 3

Class #3 was all about the sizes & scales in the universe and about the formation of the solar system. These are actually some of my favourite topics in astronomy to talk about because most people find the numbers so … Continue reading

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Giant Jigsaw Review

In my last post, I mentioned how I tried a giant jigsaw activity in my first-year astronomy class. I figure the topic of the Copernican Revolution lends itself well to this type of activity, because there were 5 main scientists … Continue reading

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Astronomy Week 2

My second lecture for the Life in the Universe course was yesterday, with the theme of: Science of Life in the Universe. Learning Outcomes for Week 2 By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: Understand the … Continue reading

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Goals for 2016

Now that I have a few months of teaching under my belt, and am starting two new teaching positions in just a couple of days, I’d like to jot down some goals to keep in mind as I move forward … Continue reading

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Switching Gears

A couple of weeks ago, I made a very difficult decision to resign from my current role teaching at a private school. My last day will be on Friday. The new year will bring two new teaching opportunities: 1) teaching … Continue reading

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