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Book review: Delusions of Gender – Cordelia Fine (part two)

The first part of this review can be found here. It deals with STEM subjects at school and as careers, and neuroscience and how it can, or more likely can not, be applied to explain gender differences. The third section … Continue reading

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Delusions of Gender and my physics classroom (part 1)

Mostly this is a book review of my Easter holiday read: Delusions of Gender: the real science behind sex differences by Cordelia Fine. I’m interested in gender issues generally and have had this near the top of my to read … Continue reading

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Every day is World Book Day

In my house anyway. It was world book day this week. I love the idea of a day to go all out and celebrate books, but also like the idea that books should feature as a normal part of every … Continue reading

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Accidental discoveries of physics in literature

I love reading books. Usually novels that require me to look up the meaning of a word every now and then. Bonus points if they make me cry. Extra credit for adding to my already sleep deprived state because I … Continue reading

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Blackout Poetry using Physics Text

I like to occasionally take the time in my lessons to do something creative. This activity was inspired by seeing similar poetry created by students in another school on twitter (sorry I can’t recall who posted it). It was for … Continue reading

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Not drowning, but feeling the land slip from under my feet…

The biggest new challenge for me this year is how to keep on top of my workload and keep the weekends work-free for my little boy. He’s just started school at 4 years and 2 months old. A little one. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Punk Learning – Tait Coles

Safe to say I expected to like this book before I started reading it. That’s why I chose it from the pile of education books that have appeared in the school library. ┬áIt appealed to me, as a punk and … Continue reading

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