• Education
  • Recruiting for shortage subjects – new kid on the block?

    I recently had a great conversation with Chris Rose from Future Teaching Scholars, an initiative from the Department for Education that’s being run by the Education Development Trust. They are doing something new and exciting with recruiting Physics and Maths teachers: part-funding students through their undergraduate Physics- or Maths-related degrees, with efforts to have these […]

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  • The Big Questions – G494 and G495

    Every year my A2 students prove themselves to be amazing mathematicians. They struggle with the written aspect, though. I don’t have a perfect solution, but I did draw up ‘The Big Questions’ about G494 and G495. We’ve got them in a random generator and we tackle 2 or 3 each lesson. The general order of […]

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  • TLAB15 ‘All in the Mind’

    On Saturday 21st March, Berkhamsted School – and particularly the ever enthusiastic @nickdennis – hosted the third Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference Berkhamsted (TLAB). It was another wonderful conference with a delectable range of talent on show and I was delighted to be able to attend for a third year running. I wanted to outline a few […]

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  • Scrabble!

    I was recently invited to a new platform called staffrm (they are also on Twitter as @staffrm), where the blog posts have a limit of 500 words. It’s great for little snapshots of good practice or reflection and is well worth having a look at. You can follow others to keep up with their posts. It’s nothing really new, but […]

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  • It is #timetoembed

      Are there any plans that you had at the start of the year that haven’t yet come to fruition because you’ve been sidetracked? *puts hand up* Are there plans that have come out of events in the first term that you’ve yet to really even think about? *puts hand up* The first term has been […]

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  • FRICCUS! Calculations in Science

    I subscribe to a mailing list called CAPT – Connecting Advancing Physics Teachers, for the OCR B specification at A Level – and a regular contributor David Thomas threw in a slightly off-topic acronym: FRICCUS! It came about as part of a discussion around the fact that exam boards are publishing their June 2014 papers far […]