Effective Group Work

I never realised that doing group work could be such a controversial activity in teaching until I discovered Twitter! This post is not going to consider if you should use group work but how to do it effectively should you choose to use it as part of your teaching repertoire. As a science teacher, group […]

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A New Approach to Homework

There are two areas of my practise that I have always struggled to tackle sufficiently, marking and homework. I have talked a little about my new approach to marking here. To sum up I am marking my books every day using Kevin Lister’s #RAG123 system. I am planning to blog about this in more detail […]

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Preliminary SOLO Research Findings

In this post I will outline my preliminary research findings from my investigation into using SOLO taxonomy as a framework for peer and self assessment. I will provide a brief overview of how the research was carried out before summarising the findings. In my school we start teaching the science GCSE course (21st century science) […]

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#5minprac Investigation Plan

Originally posted on Ian McDaid:
I’ve updated the #5minprac page to include some guidance to go pith the plan, and some great video clips.  One of the video clips is great for teaching pupils about variables !!  The guidance will take you through all the steps (and pitfalls) for planning an ISA.  Enjoy…

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