Category Archives: General

Nurture 16/17

Where to begin, what a year! Huge, positive changes is the general theme. 15/16 review I set some simple targets last year. I’m not sure how well it comes across but last year I was utterly miserable in my job. … Continue reading

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Physics Journal Club: Bad Science

This was the theme for the second physics journal club (PJC) I am running as an enrichment activity at the large sixth form I work at. I decided on the very general theme of Bad Science and broadly considered how … Continue reading

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#YorkTU

On Monday I made the trip to York to go to the science teach meet hosted by the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). It’s been an annual event since 2012. This year is the first year I’ve been … Continue reading

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Moving on

I’m done. Just finished my 8th year in the school I’ve worked at since my NQT year. I’m moving on from a large 11-18 school to a large sixth form college. I’m partly feeling like I’ve failed at being a … Continue reading

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common whiteboard mistakes to avoid

Following a hilarious staffroom conversation about our biggest whiteboard errors in front of a class, I thought I’d write my list of biggest whiteboard mistakes a new physics teacher should avoid: Think carefully before you draw a rocket. Especially if … Continue reading

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Nurture1516: a year reviewed

It’s that time of year where teachers across the country are reflecting on the last year and getting ready for the next one – nurture1516. A funny time in teaching as it’s nearly half way through the academic year. Still, … Continue reading

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Creating some balance

This post is just my way of giving my blog a little hug. To try and make it feel better for being so neglected this term.     I’ve been working hard to keep some of my term time life … Continue reading

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