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Using photos of nature to teach science

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Alberto Ghizzi Panizza is easily the best macro photographer in Italy and quite likely the world, having featured in many websites and magazines across the globe, like the National Geographic, as well as winning innumerable photography awards. An example of his great

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Using Vernier Video Physics and Graphical GW

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We worked with a group of A-level students (16-18) at Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre (@WyedeanScience) on different ways to measure the gravitational field strength g. What we were really interested in was the students’ ability to use a range of

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Teacher retention – why do so many teachers leave or are thinking to leave the profession?

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The recent NFER report on teacher retention makes for some interesting reading. There is some encouragement in reading that:                  The majority of teachers are not considering leaving the profession. Half of teachers

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Minimal guidance versus guided instruction

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There has been some controversy in educational research between promoters of minimal guidance and constructivist approaches to learning vs a growing group of educationalists who support guided instruction approaches. This blog post compares two studies that are diametrically opposite in

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TeachMeet at the National Education Show 2017

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Why on our website? We have been organising TeachMeets in Cardiff ever since the first one in 2011 and we would normally upload the TeachMeet page on the TeachMeet wiki, but the wiki seems to be broken and we couldn’t upload

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TeachMeet Cymru – Supporting digital competency in the classroom

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Why on our website? We have been organising TeachMeets in Cardiff ever since the first one in 2011 and we would normally upload the TeachMeet page on the TeachMeet wiki, but the wiki seems to be broken and we couldn’t upload

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STEM+ Clubs in Malaysia

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We were very pleased to complete Phase 3 of the STEM+ Clubs programme for the Ministry of Education in Malaysia under the Newton STEM Fund managed by the British Council. The participating teachers and the students we worked with were

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TeachMeet Cymru 2017 – Health and Wellbeing

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We are sorry to inform you that this event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We are hoping to run another TeachMeet in June at Willows High School, so watch this space. Why on our website? We have been organising TeachMeets

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Consolidating Newton’s 3rd Law

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We have been thinking about effective ways to teach and consolidate Newton’s 3rd law of motion and in particular we have focused on an example that often causes a lot of confusion among learners and (sometimes) teachers – an object at

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New GCSE Physics and pressure in a gas

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We have been looking at the new AQA GCSE specifications for next year and we thought the example in the two photos below would support teachers in tackling the “Changing pressure in a gas” topic which is physics only and HT. Note

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