The EEF seem to loom large in my life at the moment. Within my role as Research Lead in a school in Sheffield we are running and RCT in Science Education and we are funded by the EEF. In addition my PLN (personal learning network; all the networking, social media sites, reading I interact with … More Education Endowment Foundation
I’m teaching a year 10 group biology at the moment. I am struggling a little, being a chemistry teacher by training I miss the practicals which are easier to find in C1. In attempt to make evolution more interesting and “active” here is a play what I wrote. Its a short script for a fantasy … More It’s been a while again. Darwin and Lamarck
Our headteacher, Steve Davies, is a great proponent of the thinking of William Edwards Deming. Given half a chance he will delight in sharing his enthusiasm, for hours. Deming was the American industrialist mathematician whose thinking revolutionised the manufacturing industries of America and Japan. Deming’s thinking also developed into the ideas behind Total Quality Management. … More School Improvement.
A short play that I have put together to use with year 10 students doing B1 AQA. They need to know about Ignaz Semmelweis and how he introduced hand washing to prevent patients dying from the dreaded Childbed Fever. It has a cast of around 18 people though one or two of the nurses and … More The play what I wrote.
Still its better than nothing. A few links from my recent reading. I am still struggling to introduce SOLO into my routine work. The carousel of teaching our specialisms to Year 10 and 11 means I just get going with a group before they have to move on to their next teacher. Still here is … More Not going to lie…I’m rubbish at keeping a blog up to date!
Hard water revision. This is a good revision summary of hard water, suitable for GCSE chemistry C3 papers. AQA and Edexcel both have this on the specification (not sure about OCR) http://www.absorblearning.com/chemistry/demo/units/LR1104.html Foldables Paper foldables were a big hit at the ASEconf. This web-page is as good a summary of available resources on the topic. … More My weekends findings
Its amazing what a holiday can do. So here are some more resources;- Sound advice on the traits of being a good teacher from Tom Sherrington who tweets under the name @Headguruteacher. one of the regular contributors to #SLTchat and one of the growing headteachers who are using twitter to share and discuss good practice. … More Two in a week.