Archive for June, 2010

Mavericks?

27Jun10

Kids – come to that, people in general – love to feel that they’re the only one with the right answer. Proving somebody wrong gives us a sense of triumph. I suppose you could argue that as humans have evolved to battle with their wits rather than their fists, winning arguments is just another way we […]

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Yes, I know I’m not posting enough at the moment. Lots happening and a lack of encouragement from any hypothetical readers. As usual, any and all feedback appreciated… Once more it’s revision time. I actually have two year groups preparing for the module exam (AQA Core Science A, if you’re interested) in ten days. I […]

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“…and other duties as directed by the Head Teacher.” Teaching is a very open-ended profession, when you think about it. Don’t get me wrong; I love the variety of my job and I think if I had a standard desk job, I’d go absolutely nuts. But in our role as a teacher we end up […]

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This isn’t a post about How Science Works, and how as teachers we need to ensure that all our little darlings always understand the relevance of the material to their lives. I mean, we should. But that’s not what this is about. This post grew out of a conversation I had with a colleague about […]

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