Posts Tagged ‘Teacher’

I recently tweeted about the copyright rules for a resources site which charges for membership. Just had a look at @TeachItScience but copyright agreement is awful. http://t.co/CpUvQUVIxQ I’d rather put a paypal tips jar on my site. — Ian (@teachingofsci) July 10, 2013 I’d like to take this chance to clarify – as I already […]

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New planner? Check. New timetable? Check. New class lists? Well, depends on how well organised your school is. Pile of coursework to mark? Probably. Schemes of work to tweak ready for September? Probably. Now think carefully about this one. Have you got the important jobs sorted out? Yes, I know those jobs are important. Like […]

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(This post was generously contributed by @MissMolecules, a science teacher in Yorkshire.) When @teachingofsci asked me to do a guest post, my initial reaction was panic. I’m not a blogger, I’m sure no one would have the slightest interest in my inane ramblings. I am a teacher however, and with Biology being my specialism, teaching […]

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The paper for Week 9 of SciTeachJC was Johannes Met­zler and Ludger Woess­mann “The Impact of Teacher Sub­ject Knowl­edge on Stu­dent Achievement: Evi­dence from Within-Teacher Within-Student Vari­a­tion” IZA Dis­cus­sion Paper Num­ber 4999 (2010) (.PDF link) The main conclusions of the paper were that higher teacher expertise in their subject resulted in a higher level of […]

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I managed to make it to the 2012 ASE Conference for just one day, the Saturday. My plan is to blog it in three chunks for the sessions I attended, in order. We’ll see how it goes. These will be edited versions of my Evernote summaries of the sessions and my commentary (in italics), although […]

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It was probably from Alom Shaha that I first ‘heard’ the term virtual staffroom to encompass the ways in which Twitter and blogging can help teachers improve their professional practice. I’m not the only person who likes the concept, and there’s some excellent discussion elsewhere about the benefits it can offer. I’ve mentioned some of […]

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The first lesson with a class is always a challenge. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been teaching, I think – you’re still aware of the need to make a good first impression. Because in many ways it’s the first few lessons – what Bill Rogers and others call the ‘establishment phase’ – that set […]

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