140 episodes

Secondary Science Simplified is a podcast specifically for high school science teachers that will help you to engage your students AND simplify your life as a secondary science educator. Each week Rebecca, from It's Not Rocket Science, and her guests will share practical and easy-to-implement strategies for decreasing your workload so that you can stop working overtime and start focusing your energy doing what you love - actually teaching! Teaching doesn't have to be rocket science, and you'll learn exactly what you need to do to simplify your secondary science teaching life so that you can enjoy your life outside of school even more. Head to itsnotrocketscienceclassroom.com/challenge to grab your FREE Classroom Reset Challenge.

Secondary Science Simplified‪™‬ Rebecca Joyner, High School Science Teacher

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Secondary Science Simplified is a podcast specifically for high school science teachers that will help you to engage your students AND simplify your life as a secondary science educator. Each week Rebecca, from It's Not Rocket Science, and her guests will share practical and easy-to-implement strategies for decreasing your workload so that you can stop working overtime and start focusing your energy doing what you love - actually teaching! Teaching doesn't have to be rocket science, and you'll learn exactly what you need to do to simplify your secondary science teaching life so that you can enjoy your life outside of school even more. Head to itsnotrocketscienceclassroom.com/challenge to grab your FREE Classroom Reset Challenge.

    139. Sunday Scaries - How I Use Friday Planning to Prevent Them

    139. Sunday Scaries - How I Use Friday Planning to Prevent Them

    These days, I'm all about doing things now that serve my future self. In last week's episode, I shared five principles I do in my business that serve my future self and how they can translate to the classroom. However, since those principles might serve you next month, quarter, or even school year, I wanted to share an immediate benefit for your future self. In today's episode, I'm sharing how Friday planning can be used to prevent Sunday scaries. If you are anything like I was in the classro...

    • 17 min
    138. Serving Future You - How to Work Smarter, Not Harder

    138. Serving Future You - How to Work Smarter, Not Harder

    I frequently think about how much the principles I've learned from running a business (and parenting) have changed my perspective on teaching. This got me thinking about what I would implement based on what I know now if I ever return to the classroom. And whenever I realize something useful and helpful, I want to share it with y'all! So, in today's episode, I'm sharing five ways you can serve future you with what I've learned in business that would apply to the classroom. As teachers, we all...

    • 29 min
    137. Work/Life Balance as a Mom and AP Teacher With Guest Kimberly Leary

    137. Work/Life Balance as a Mom and AP Teacher With Guest Kimberly Leary

    As teachers, we know how hard it is to manage and balance our work and personal lives. But when you add being a new mom and an AP teacher to the mix, it makes that even harder. We’re always looking for tips and secrets to find that balance. My guest on today’s episode, Kimberly Leary, just might have figured it out! In today’s episode, Kimberly is sharing her knowledge and experience on a variety of topics, including how to prepare for maternity leave as an AP teacher, advice for teaching AP ...

    • 45 min
    136. Building a Team Mindset Into Your Classroom Culture

    136. Building a Team Mindset Into Your Classroom Culture

    When I was a classroom teacher without any kids, I had no idea of the correlation or commonality that being a parent and a teacher would have. Now, being a parent, I would do some things differently and have a different lens on, which is why I’ve loved doing this series on things I’ve learned from parenting that can apply to teaching. In this episode, we’re wrapping up this series on ways to build a team mindset into your classroom culture. Classrooms and families are very similar in that the...

    • 21 min
    135. Using Anticipatory Conversations to Diffuse Classroom Chaos

    135. Using Anticipatory Conversations to Diffuse Classroom Chaos

    If you’ve been listening each week, you know that this month, I’ve been doing a special series where I’ve reflected on things I’ve done and learned as a parent and how they can transfer to the classroom. I’ve been surprised by how much is transferable and have loved hearing your responses to these ideas as well. Today’s topic is something I’ve talked about with another friend relating to parenting but practiced while in the classroom. That is anticipatory conversations. So, in this episode, I...

    • 25 min
    134. Prioritizing Relationships Over Being Right

    134. Prioritizing Relationships Over Being Right

    As you all know, my outlook and perspective on life are usually black and white. Especially when it came to teaching, I gave clear rules and procedures that needed to be followed in my classroom. However, when I became a parent to three children, my perspective started to shift and change. This got me thinking about how what I’ve learned through parenting would affect me as a teacher and all the ways these lessons would transfer to the classroom. In the last episode, I discussed refrains to u...

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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72 Ratings

72 Ratings

CLC2023 ,

So helpful!

I found this podcast after buying the It’s Not Rocket Science Biology Curriculum. My students and I had such a great year and I believe it was largely due to the way the curriculum and activities/labs were created. My students were ENGAGED and LEARNING! It was so rewarding to look out and see them actively working vs. my first year where they were just kindly listening to lectures (trying to stay awake) after I spent my evenings pouring over a textbook and creating slides. It was exhausting! I am so thankful that I found these resources and I think my students were too!

Rasiler ,

Thanks!!

I have learned so much! I am a first year public school teacher and have found these pod cast encourage, inspire, and make me laugh!

LuvA&P ,

An Old Dog CAN Learn New Tricks!

I have been teaching for 25 years and enjoy listening to Rebecca’s podcasts because: 1. they remind me of curriculum ideas I may have had but never put into practice, 2. they motivate me to be the best teacher I can be, 3. I always learn something from her guest interviews, and 4. they remind me of best instructional practices. She also makes me laugh! I recommend her podcast to all of my teacher friends.

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