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Avoiding the Pile of Work

Sigh.  A week since writing because I’ve just been too damn busy.  The entire internet weeps for the absence.  Seriously, though, I’ve been super busy with fun/work/school stuff.   370 more words


Make Primary Science Exciting!

By Helen Spring

Science at primary school should be exciting and memorable; it should not only provide children with basic science knowledge, but the skills and the inclination to go out and find things out for themselves. 647 more words

Continuing Professional Development

Free MOOC on Undergraduate STEM Teaching!

Colleagues in STEM fields, have I got some helpful news for you (thanks to my Augie colleague Jon Clauss, who gave me the heads-up):

Starting in early October, the   366 more words

Academic Tech And ELearning

The importance of ‘stuff’ in learning Science

Picture a science class in the UK. As a science teacher, my immediate image is of my first classroom – pods of benches with gas taps and sinks, equipment in cupboards with line drawings of the apparatus they contain stuck on the front, kids’ posters and a Periodic Table on the wall, and pupils working together on a practical activity – perhaps doing a titration, perhaps building circuits or looking at cells through a microscope. 443 more words

Karen Barad

Beware of "training wheel teaching"

One of the highlights of my summer was watching my son Graham learn how to ride a bike. He’s only 3 years old- so I was blown away when he took off without training wheels on the 3rd day of riding. 1,133 more words

Science Teaching

#5minprac Investigation Plan

I’ve updated the #5minprac page to include some guidance to go pith the plan, and some great video clips.  One of the video clips is great for teaching pupils about variables !!   16 more words

educatingmiss reblogged this on educatingmiss and commented:

I'll be using this in September. Thanks

Primary Teachers of Science: Be Passionately Curious

This is part of my lecture from this afternoon’s introduction to the preservice teacher course I give each year. It is an introduction to scientific ideas, modelling the pedagogies of primary science teaching. 935 more words