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Monday, September 4, 2017

High School Science Teacher Vlog #14 | Second Week of School for Students



This vlog highlights a 5-day window of the second week of school during the 2017-2018 school year. Watch as I talk about how the campus was indirectly impacted by the events of Hurricane Harvey to me showing a few clips of students setting up their interactive notebooks. I also shared of few clips of the students participating in a "Get-to-know-you" activity, an exploration activity, and another set of learning labs.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

High School Science Teacher Vlog #13 | First Week of School for Students

This teacher vlog highlights a 5-day window of the first week of school during the 2017-2018 school year.  Watch as I talk about the school losing power on the first day of school to me showing a few clips of students engaged in learning labs and writing activities through the remainder of the first week of school!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

High School Science Teacher Vlog #12 | First Day Jitters Tag


The tag was created by SmartieStyle (on YouTube) a few weeks ago. However, I started school on August 21, 2017.  I shot my First Day Jitters Tag video the night before while I was trying to do a dozen other things (not recommended and perhaps why I called my shoes, "slacks," in the video).  

Feel free to share your first day jitters in the comment section! Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

High School Science Teacher Vlog #10 | Setting Up My Classroom Days 2-5



This vlog highlights a 5-day window when I went up to my school to finish organizing my classroom. This is the final week of summer vacation before teachers have to return to school. Based on my experience as a teacher and administrator, I know that I would not have enough classroom preparation time once we returned. Therefore, I made a trip up to the school to allow myself sufficient time for setting up my classroom. 



This video mainly focuses on the final touches to my painting jobs and the addition of tennis balls for my student tables.  Although I did some other classroom organizing, I did not highlight that in this vlog.  Furthermore, I did not want to give too much away because I want to reveal it all during my Beginning of the Year Classroom Tour video. Stay tuned!



If you have any great ideas for organizing my classroom or general classroom organizing ideas for teachers, then please leave them in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you; as would other teachers! Thanks for watching!


Monday, August 7, 2017

Secondary Science Back-to-School Giveaway!

Summer vacation is coming to an end and the time to start prepping for school has returned.  As you get ready to return to work, here is a 1-minute Back-to-School video tip to help save you time. This is something that I've done for several years and even provided teachers with their own versions when I was a district-level science instructional specialist.
If you wish to participate in my personal giveaway (win one of four $25 TpT gift cards), then simply complete the information in the Rafflecopter below. 
Please note that you will be asked to verify your status as a secondary science teacher (current or former). This is to prevent unsolicited entries into the giveaway. 


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Secondary Science Giveaway
In an effort to support science teachers, I have teamed up with 17 awesome science educators for a Back-to-School Giveaway.  We are giving away FIVE $100 gift cards to Teachers Pay Teachers! 


Participation Details:
First, you will need to use the inlinkz linkup (bottom of the page) to hop from blog to blog.  Secondly, as you visit a participating blog, make sure to gather a code word from each science educator. My code word is 19. Claude. Finally, string together the code words in order to create a sentence. Submit your answer into the rafflecopter box to enter the Back-to-Schol Secondary Science giveaway (directly below).


Terms of Use:
Giveaway ends August 11th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to Residents of the Earth only.  Winners will be selected at random and be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to confirm their email addresses and respond before a new winner is selected. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.  Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway.  By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone.  I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

High School Science Teacher Vlog #9 | Classroom Prep and Student Supply ...

Join me as I vlog about my Day 1 classroom prep for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. I also talk about student group bins!

This vlog highlights a 3-hour time period when I went up to my school to start organizing my classroom. Teachers have 1 week of summer left (after the shooting of this video) before we have to return.  Based on my experience as a teacher and administrator, I know that I would not have enough classroom preparation time once we returned.  Therefore, I made a trip up to the school to allow myself sufficient time for setting up my classroom. 

I also take some time to discuss my student group bins (boxes).  I showed these in my End-of-Year tour video last year. However, I forgot to come back around to explain what I actually had inside. I've used group bins for a majority of my career and believe that the bins are one of the many awesome classroom organizing ideas for teachers.

If you have any great ideas for organizing my classroom or general classroom organizing ideas for teachers, then please leave them in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you, as would other teachers! Thanks for watching!

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