Category Archives: planning

It’s time to… show them your personality!

It’s the time of year to plan what I’ll do differently in class next year. How can I be a better teacher? What can I do to get the best possible start with my new classes. I’m sure I’ll write … Continue reading

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My teaching nemesis: Newton’s third

I’m sure everyone has a topic they teach where they teach it, the students look blank, you teach it differently, still blank, you then do it even differently, same response. Doubt, panic, fear! This happens to me every time I’ve … Continue reading

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Creating a diverse physicist research list

For the last week and a half of the school year I thought I’d give year 12 a special treat and offer them the opportunity to find out about the life of an interesting physicist. I also had to set … Continue reading

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A lesson With Metacognition

Last week I had an observed lesson and I included a specific bit of work on metacognition. It was to do with how to approach practical work. What things to think about when considering your set up and measurement taking. … Continue reading

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Why have A level schemes for learning?

β€œHe who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.” ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge Or, you know, her. Over the next half term at school I’m going to be focusing on preparing for the new A levels in … Continue reading

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HNY! Now where’s that exam timetable…

One of the things the new year means to me is time to figure out exactly how long my exam classes have until their exams. I like getting organised at this time of year and knowing exactly when all my … Continue reading

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A Practical Challenge

I’ve never made any secret of the fact that I’m more comfortable doing maths than practical work. I really value practical skills, they just take me ever so slightly out of my comfort zone. My comfort zone is being sat … Continue reading

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