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Discussion in 'US – Staffroom' started by aabaker13, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. aabaker13

    aabaker13 New commenter

    Hi Everyone,
    I just graduated with my certificate in secondary education with the specialization of earth science. I have completed my student teaching for 6 months at a local high school where i taught earth science. I am starting to freak out a little because I am going to start applying for jobs. I always had my cooperating teacher with me when i student taught if i needed any help or advice. Since she isnt going to be there anymore i just have a question... how long do you spend on one specific subject? Connecticut just put into place the new science standards. I have been eating, breathing, and living these standards all throughout college so i know them inside and out. I just don't know how im supposed to space out all of the material throughout the school year. do i collaborate with other earth science teachers in my school or am i on my own? I literally have no clue at all how this works.
  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    If there is more than one Earth science teacher then ask them. Back in the paper days I always looked at the curriculum and annotated it with how many lessons I thought it would need to teach each topic. Then compare that to how many lessons I had available. Then I could stretch or condense topics to fit. Don't forget to allow for lessons where you may need to carry out assessments.
  3. If possible include hands-on activities if you need to stretch the lessons out.
  4. maddie273

    maddie273 New commenter

  5. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I think the OP may be in the USA. Nice try though!

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