I’m a science teacher based in the UK, East or West Midlands depending on who you ask. From September this year I’ll be a Teaching and Learning Coach with the Stimulating Physics Network. I hold Chartered Science Teacher status, accredited by the Association for Science Education.
I’m also a husband, a father, a geek*, a reader, a writer, a climber, a walker and lots more besides. Just like a real person, in fact. (Don’t tell the students!)
This blog contains my personal opinions, not those of the Institute of Physics or any other employer. I use this blog to collect together and share my ideas about teaching in general, and science education in particular. It’s about ideas, not money.
I’m also passionate about problems with science communication, especially bad science, in the media. Some posts are about ideas, some include the resources I’ve produced; I probably average about six a month. Now that I’m effectively employed, at several steps removed, I’ll be avoiding the more political posts.
Please feel free to pinch anything that interests you and use it how you like – as long as you don’t sell it. I’m gradually adding Creative Commons Licences to the resources but in general, like everything else on the web, it’s here to be used. I’d really appreciate any feedback you have – and there are several ways you can do it, in order of preference:
- Comment on the post itself (first-timers have to be approved, after that it’s automatic).
- create a permanent record via GoogleForm
- reach me on Twitter where I’m @teachingofsci
- email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
*I’m a geek, not a nerd. A geek wonders what sex in space would be like. A nerd wonders what sex would be like.