I’m often asked for recommendations for books to help teachers with science. Here I’ve created a document for you to download with a few of my favourites that are great for ideas, subject knowledge or to have in the classroom for children to read.
As the Christmas season is drawing nearer, I decided to use it as the focus for some recent science CPD. From there my Christmas science ideas have snowballed (oh dear…), so I thought I’d present (get it?) them to you here so that you can have a go with your class. Ways to use Coming… Continue reading Another bloomin’ Christmas…so spruce it up with some science!
When I am planning a curriculum, unit of work or a lesson, I always like to think of myself as a disaffected 6 year old who doesn’t see the point of coming to school. I am sure that in your career you will have come across at least one of those children. Why do I… Continue reading No, I don’t want to sit on the carpet! (What makes me tick?)
Dearly beloved teachers, educators and leaders, As you begin this new school year with the inevitable focus on development plans, OfSTED, assessment, the curriculum, new initiatives and so on, remember the most important element of your job is the people. Those little human beings in front of you in the classroom, playground or dining hall,… Continue reading Connection, connection, connection
When discussing the changes and challenges in life with my coach, she often talks about the autopilot on a plane that makes continuous adjustments to speed, altitude and attitude of the aircraft so that it maintains a constant profile and arrives safely at its destination. Teaching also requires the teacher to learn the subtle ‘Art… Continue reading The Art of Adjusting