Archive for September, 2015

HALT means Stop


Number one rule in discipline is never get irritable. Forgive easily and forget. Easier if you aren’t in a mood… — Miss Smith (@HeyMissSmith) August 9, 2015 This tweet really resonated with me, and there’s not a teacher alive who can’t recall a time when they ignored this principle. Tell me you’re the exception and I’ll […]

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So the new AQA Physics specification – currently still a draft – is interesting. Much of this also applies, of course, to other exam boards. Some of the changes I like, some I’m not so sure about. Of course a lot of these requirements were set by Ofqual and we could spend days arguing about […]

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Medical Careers


Apologies if this is a repost, but I can’t find it anywhere even though I created it ages ago. I, like many science teachers, have found that kids have tunnel vision when it comes to careers. Medicine, for a variety of reasons, is a real target for many of them. For some it’s a totally […]

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