Archive for January, 2011

I read blogs. There, I said it. Am I stepping out of some intellectual closet here? (click here if you can’t name that adapted quote.) But seriously, I love the fact that people with interesting, challenging and often funny things to say are happy to share that with the world. These people are often experts […]

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This is the fourth of five posts designed as a teaching mini-scheme about the controversy surrounding the MMR vaccination; it is partly inspired by the recently published work by Brian Deer. Please note I feel, quite strongly, that MMR is safe and highly desirable (albeit underused in the UK right now). This is my effort to […]

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This is the third of five posts designed as a teaching mini-scheme about the controversy surrounding the MMR vaccination; it is partly inspired by the recently published work by Brian Deer. Please note I feel, quite strongly, that MMR is safe and highly desirable (albeit underused in the UK right now). This is my effort […]

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This is the second of five posts designed as a teaching mini-scheme about the controversy surrounding the MMR vaccination; it is partly inspired by the recently published work by Brian Deer. Please note I feel, quite strongly, that MMR is safe and highly desirable (albeit underused in the UK right now). This is my effort […]

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This will be the first of five posts designed as a teaching mini-scheme about the controversy surrounding the MMR vaccination; it is partly inspired by the recently published work by Brian Deer. Please note I feel, quite strongly, that MMR is safe and highly desirable (albeit underused in the UK right now). This is my […]

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The downloadable powerpoint below, and associated printables, are something I’ve used with my Year 11 students to point out just how many easy marks are available on the P2 papers. This stops me from shouting “You’re making stupid mistakes!” at them, and is a much more constructive way of helping them to see how they […]

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I’d like to preface this post with a disclaimer – the following ideas, suggestions and demonstrations were not in response to a lack of technician support. Our technicians are great (and as I blog fairly discreetly, I’m not even saying this to get brownie points). But it’s amazing what you can demonstrate to kids with […]

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