Podcasts make very useful starter activities to introduce a question or point of view, and are a good way of developing students’ speaking and listening skills. However, listening as a skill is often untaught, and studies show that with poor listening skills, students can absorb only 50% of the information transmitted. After 48 hours, they will be able to remember only 25%. So what strategies… Read more
Posted by Karen Hornby on 9th December 2013
Posted by Julian Clarke on 21st November 2013
Many years ago, as an A-level chemistry student, I was fortunate to benefit from the teaching and encouragement of a truly excellent teacher and that wonderful course – Nuffield A level Chemistry – that required you to think and engage with chemistry through the gathering, analysis and explanation of experimental data, supported by appropriate teacher exposition and effective demonstrations.
The… Read more
Posted by Steve Lyon on 20th November 2013
There are many places teachers search for new resources. In the past I have had filing cabinets full of worksheets and a pocketful of memory sticks containing a whole host of resources of varying quality – but you don’t need to do this anymore.
One of the most useful functions of the eLibrary is the ability to make your own lists of resources and share them with colleagues. Each time… Read more
Posted by Rachel Jackson on 19th November 2013
Anyone who has worked in primary education for more than five years will be used to change; new strategies, new assessments, new style Ofsted inspections and now we have a new curriculum. Any of these events will often send even the most experienced teacher into a frenzy of panic. In fact only trainee teachers for whom everything is new are immune to this!
But what is change? Change is as good… Read more
Posted by SCORE on 13th November 2013
Guest blog from SCORE
SCORE is a partnership of organisations, which aims to improve science education in UK schools and colleges by supporting the development and implementation of effective education policy. Read more
Posted by Julian Clarke on 1st November 2013
On 7th November, 146 years will have passed since the birth of Maria Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland.
Better known by her married name, Marie Curie went on to become the only woman to win two Nobel prizes and the only person to have won awards in both Chemistry and Physics.
As Marie Curie’s name is familiar to many because of the work of the cancer charity which bears her name, I thought… Read more
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