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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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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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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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Should I become a teacher?

Recently, a few friends have asked me this question. It’s not the easiest to answer. I would hate to give a misleading impression of the job and so I give what I hope is an honest response. The good and … Continue reading

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Why I love teaching… year 7

They are so very enthusiastic. They’re little, and tell tales on each other and ask if they should go onto a new page when they are at the bottom of one. But they carry out every task with unparalleled enthusiasm. … Continue reading

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To xmas, or not.

We have made it to the last week of term. Yes! So so the question this week is: to Xmas lesson, or not? Spoiler alert: no, not generally, but forgive me for showing Mythbusters or Attenborough a few times to … Continue reading

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A happy friday in the physics lab

I had a very happy Friday at work this week. Nothing spectacular, but lots of little things that added up to a great day. Here’s what happened: Year 11 We have been doing controlled assessment in class for… ev… er… … Continue reading

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