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Any science teachers out there?
« on: June 18, 2019, 12:22:44 AM »
I'm going into my first year of uni. this year, studying a double degree in science and teaching, majoring in chemistry and minoring in biology. If you're reading this and you're a teacher; if you could pass some advice onto your past self, what would it be? Any do's and don't's? Is it the same as what you expected it would be? What keeps you motivated?

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Re: Any science teachers out there?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 11:37:32 AM »
I'm not a science teacher, but I wanted to wish you good luck. :)
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 07:08:33 PM »
Thanks Mitch!  :)

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 10:26:46 AM »
Not a teacher but have done a lot of teaching at the University level. My number one piece of advice, which really extends beyond teaching, is to learn to be candid about the limits of your knowledge to whoever you are trying to educate. Your students will respect you more and you'll find they'll be much more receptive to what you're trying to tell them as a result. In my experience, teachers are usually students, too.
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Re: Any science teachers out there?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2019, 04:23:31 PM »
I'm going into my first year of uni. this year, studying a double degree in science and teaching, majoring in chemistry and minoring in biology. If you're reading this and you're a teacher; if you could pass some advice onto your past self, what would it be? Any do's and don't's? Is it the same as what you expected it would be? What keeps you motivated?

I am an 'A' level Chemistry teacher and I have taught a few undergraduate modules at the university level in the past, while doing my Masters. My advice to you is to enjoy the learning process and don't assume that you know everything, even if you are the lecturer. Be flexible, be resourceful and be self-reliant. All the best. Cheers.
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