Archive for February, 2014

My last post got rather more responses than I expected, which is great. Some of them challenged how I think about using this framework with students, which is even better. I still like it, and I’ll still use it, but it was pointed out that I didn’t make it clear that this was only one […]

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I don’t remember when I first used the idea of breaking down a demonstration for students by having them follow the POE format: Predict what will happen Observe what actually happens Explain it in context I think a lot of science teachers used this before – or even without – referencing the ideas of Michael […]

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Power Stations

19Feb14

“Okay, class… everybody… I’m not going to teach you about power stations. You need to know all the features but you’re going to be teaching each other. In groups of three you’re going to be putting together a presentation on one of the energy resources…” Hands up if this sounds familiar? I’ve used variations on […]

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I’m combining two resources into one post here, but hopefully they should still show up by searching. (He types, hurriedly adding some tags.) I’ve made two powerpoints, each matched to what I think are the easy marks available on the summer 2012 P1 and P2 exams from AQA. Useful as practice or as full mocks, […]

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So I was on Twitter. @TeacherROAR – who I follow – retweeted an item from @NUTSouthWest – who I don’t – which in turn quoted figures from an article in the Independant. Gove is spending estimated £39,616 on every Free School student and just £4,000 on those in 6th Form Colleges. @teacherROAR — NUT South […]

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