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 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?
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
Thank you for your interest in writing for Better Science. I hope this guide is useful. You can tweet me and I'll set you up as an author. Then you can write your blog directly in wordpress. Or you can email over your word.doc. Plan your blog before you start writing Consider what you want … Continue reading Guide for Guest Bloggers
Back in November, I wrote about the maths lessons I ran when we had no power. I spoke about them at the MathsConf8 speed dating too, and found there was lots of interest in the idea.
Practical Science (*) science capital Dialogic Teaching
I teach a lot of different learners: primary children, secondary children, post-16 students, teachers and NQT teachers. But on a Tuesday during the Autumn term I got to go up to the big city and teach the new ITT trainees at a university. I was asked to take a session with the science trainees on improving numeracy. … Continue reading Teaching Maths teaching to science teachers
'finding resources is not the problem, there are 100s and 1000s of them – selecting them and not spending hours looking at them is the problem! - how do you decide which of the resources you find is the right one?'