Archive for September, 2012

I’m quite familiar with the new teaching standards, partly because I’ve blogged about them. To be honest, they’re not bad. I have a couple of concerns, but with the exception of the rather fuzzy ‘fundamental British values’ idea these are fairly minor. But when I got another copy in my pigeonhole, it occurred to me […]

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I’ve managed not to blog about GCSE ‘reform’ – despite great temptation. If you’ve not seen them, then I suggest comparing three very different viewpoints (in style as well as opinion) from LKMCo, Tom Bennett and NAHT. When I have time I might update my previous post, from the last time Gove announced a major […]

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So, I’m looking at qualifying for RSci/CSciTeach. Which means I had to look at the CPD I’ve done over the past few years. Which is lots: stuff in school two teachmeets 2012 ASE Conference #SciTeachJC (often) #asechat (sometimes) #ukedchat (occasionally) AQA stakeholder meeting watching/listening to science stuff (Thank you, iPlayer) reading science books reading teaching […]

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Welcome back! Yes, I know we’ve been back a week or so. I’ve been kind of busy with all that September stuff; introductions, seating plans, lab rules, procedures, blowing stuff up and so on. Which means my blog has been slightly neglected. You’ve probably enjoyed the peace and quiet, but here I am to spoil […]

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