Save Our Trainees!

There are some sad facts in education currently, listed below are two: The government has failed to reach its targets for teacher recruitment every year for the last seven years. (Guardian, 2019) More teachers are dropping out after their first year than at any time in the last 20 years, while one in three leave … Continue reading Save Our Trainees!

TSFL: Teaching Science as a Foreign Language

The Language of Science One my favourite factoids (which I cannot recall the source of and therefore substantiate) is that pupils learning GCSE science encounter more new words than when they study a foreign language. Usually directed at MFL teachers. Usually they don't believe me! It is quintessentially captured in the following quote from Via, … Continue reading TSFL: Teaching Science as a Foreign Language

Science Snippet 3: Worked Example Effect

This snippet will work well in the majority of subjects and has taken inspiration from several sources. The examples given are from my science lessons. The Worked Example Effect It first peaked my interest when I saw a maths example where problems were shown to pupils "in parallel" to help manage cognitive load by really … Continue reading Science Snippet 3: Worked Example Effect