“Letting Go” In High School Science Lesson Plans
To your relief, none of my high school science lesson plans will ask you to do every thing for every student. In fact, you’ll notice a complete shift of who does what in my high school science lesson plans. Students, not you, are the ones doing things. Your job is to stand back and make sure people do what they’re supposed to do, and the outcomes are what they’re supposed to be. Then you can move in with dialogue when their minds are primed and ready. This method may be uncomfortable for you at first. But the rewards are worth it.
By handing over the best part of your high school science lesson plans to students- the demonstration- you’re showing trust. Most students will respond to this by rewarding you (and themselves) with a higher level of maturity, and now everyone’s winning. In my high school science lesson plans your role is to give students enough clear instruction so they know what to do. But always leave some “play” room that they can use to discover things for themselves. Having come upon something amazing with their own hands, they will naturally go further and manipulate variables, enriching the discussion even more. Now that is real science.
This is an excerpt from the lesson- “Interactive Notes-Magnetism“
High School Science Lesson plans With More Than You Bargained For
When you go through my high school science lesson plans I hope you’re surprised at how much you get. Sure, you expect student handouts and some sort of teacher notes. But what about customized PowerPoints, quizzes and homework assignments, copies pictures, and a thorough set of video notes complete with step-by-step explanation and illustrations that you can customize your high school science lesson plans?
High School Science Lesson Plans Your Students Will Buy Into
What’s the hardest part of any high school science lesson plans? For most of us it’s capturing our students attention. Since worksheets usually aren’t that breathtaking, I’ve found that a different approach works better. My high school science lesson plans were designed to be interactive with your students- to provide a reason for them to listen as well as give you a centerpiece you can build on. An involved student will pay attention and take ownership in the activity, which fuels their interest even more. And that’s what causes them to “buy into it”.
Priorities Of Our High School Science Lesson Plans
I want you to know that every set of teacher notes that accompany my high school science lesson plans is based on how the lesson actually went in my classroom, and many videos were recorded the same day it was taught so the details would be preserved. That’s why the “voice” in my high school science lesson plans seems real, like I actually did what it’s describing. It wasn’t always convenient to do it this way, but my standard is excellence and I feel I couldn’t give you an excellent product any other way.
I hope you don’t mind, but to keep your teacher notes from becoming overly-complicated, I chose not to pass them through an English department for a grammar check. Nor were they sent to the local university to be corrected. While I hope there aren’t many mistakes, that’s still not my main concern. All I care is that my high school science lesson plans actually work in the classroom. Some teacher guides are so sophisticated and overdone that you have trouble making sense of them, and a perfectly good lesson can be lost when it’s “over-decorated”. I just wanted mine to be clear.
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