Here are some tips about using apps and sites https://diagnosticquestions.com/Home/ is really good at diagnostic questions, to unpick some of the misconceptions and pre-concepts that pupils have. You can make your own and use prepared ones - its a bit maths biased though. Nearpod and Desmos are fantastic for making interactive activities (gap fills, graphs, … Continue reading Our ‘Collablog’ – a collaborative blog on teaching over lockdown 2021.
Questions at interview
What is your second favourite reptile?Ralph age 9 This is my favourite question this year, but they won't ask you this sort of thing at interview! If you are practicing your interview technique, set it up on zoom, and record it. Get someone to choose the number of questions in the titles (5-6 in all) … Continue reading Questions at interview
Questions about induction, employment and supply.
Thanks to everyone who came along to the first #nqtsw session on the 2nd September. We talked about the stages needed to progressing your application to interview to getting a job and how difficult it is to get a good idea about what the school is like in that process. It might look brillinat right … Continue reading Questions about induction, employment and supply.
MFL – Meeting the standards
Meeting the Teachers’ Standards – MFL Standard 1Watch this video clip from Teachers’ TV about raising expectations. Make notes about the key strategies used. https://uob-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/edhma_bristol_ac_uk/EcQCy0-4_pdAnU1X7DENW5QBsMRe_voRU1MmnT1BpYuSqg?e=mZie7c Read the blog post below and make a list of 8-10 key ‘take aways’https://www.sec-ed.co.uk/best-practice/stretch-and-challenge-in-your-classroom/ Read the 2018 Sutton Trust report ‘Potential for success’ and write a 600-word summary of the main points – imagine that … Continue reading MFL – Meeting the standards
Philosophy over Fear
How scenarios and using the nature and philosophy of science might help with challenging pupil questions... R D Hodges The problem Stepping into a science classroom can feel like stepping into a field filled with a beef herd – all the heads turn towards you as you speak, and you don’t know which step you … Continue reading Philosophy over Fear
Amazing Space, how sweet the sight
In a recent online chat, we talked about classroom displays and spaces to inspire students. The range and quality of what was shared was staggering, so I've compiled some of the most impressive displays into this blog. Thank you to everyone who provided photos of displays and links to resources, which have no doubt taken … Continue reading Amazing Space, how sweet the sight
Games in science lessons
Games are a valuable tool the can help embed models, linking the domain of the observed/real to the domain of the unseen/theoretical. They break up a lesson, encourage participation and allow children to let off steam. Most of all, they are fun! But, which games work and which ones are best left in the box?
5 columns of exam success
When I did my A levels we did not really look at the exam papers until the end. There was very little support for the students on ‘how to do’ exams. My teachers focused on what we should learn and then expected those who had learned the most, doing the best. I’m not sure I … Continue reading 5 columns of exam success
Invitation to Science PST training, development and consultation meeting
This is a remote access meeting Dear PST You are invited to attend a Science PST training, development and consultation meeting on Tuesday 10th December. This year, to enable people at a distance to participate, we are piloting a Skype for Business meeting. The process will be: Email me directly L.Hetherington@exeter.ac.uk from the email address … Continue reading Invitation to Science PST training, development and consultation meeting
One of the things I love about twitter is that there is some much great teaching buzzing about. Some lovely ideas and resources that I like to flag and come back to. The problem is I flag so many tweets on twitter that I can't ever find them again. So from the end of June, … Continue reading Resource round-up