There’s a good case to be made that better teaching and learning is best achieved by departments. Some things can only be solved at a whole-school level, such as behaviour; others, like less…
As teachers, we are sometimes guilty of moving in quite a small network of teacher friends/colleagues. A science department might, for instance, work together in a group of labs and prep rooms located together in a different part of the school. They then will probably socialise together and have lunch together. There is much to learn from integrating more and talking to teachers and support staff in other departments. Get to know other people and be interested in them.
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We believe that physics teaching is a wonderful thing, but are aware not everyone agrees. In the UK more and more non-specialists are getting the opportunity (welcome or otherwise) to shine a light on peoples misconceptions about the World around them.
We started this podcast to provide useful information about how some of the best physics teachers we know teach the subject. Nearly always the answer will be ‘do some practical work’, which we know is essential to grounding understanding as well as being fun to do and making lessons easier to manage.
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We are trying to collate different ideas of how to reduce stress in teaching and would really appreciate your thoughts on this editable google document.
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