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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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half term: done!

I’m utterly grateful that I get two weeks off for this half term. It’s the first time we’ve had this holiday pattern and this week has been glorious. Son still at school, daughter at nursery. A week to myself. Crazy, unimaginable … Continue reading

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After the exams – a classroom update

Exam season is over again. Time to relax!   jk. I am, of course, still very busy. Year 11 and 13 gone though so less work having to be done out of school time. Yes! Year 12 have been back … Continue reading

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Celebrate with physics cake!

Last year I made my first physics cake for a departing year 13 class.  A chance to combine two things I love: physics and cake! This is a chocolate courgette cake with chocolate ganache and it was gorgeous. You can’t … 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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Low tech practicals

Today I’m celebrating the low tech practical. Practical where the equipment looks basic. Then put together it shows off an amazing effect. Last week I made telescopes with year 11. They needed 2 lenses, 2 lens holders, blu tack and … Continue reading

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Great things that have happened in my classroom in December

Surely not an exhaustive list, but here are some great things that happened in December. I’m getting all emotional with the prospect of two lovely weeks off. 🙂 A student thanked me for helping her out last year, when she … Continue reading

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