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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

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
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Reflections on a paperless year: Collaborative Learning

Another goal of mine with digital notebooks was to enable new forms of collaboration in my classroom. Because digital documents like GoogleDocs allow multiple people to access and edit the same document online at any time, it opens the door to new possibilities for both students and teachers: 904 more words

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Captain Cartwright's ten killer questions to develop a high performing science department

by  Ed Walsh

Having had some minor part in the recent Science Learning Centre and Ofsted events last month, I was intrigued to be presenting sessions at the SS Great Britain in Bristol. 659 more words

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