Learning a language means learning vocabulary. Physics uses a vocabulary of quantities which need to be memorised in the same way. Once done, learning the theory behind them will be much, much easier.
I've always had a bit of a problem with the Flight Path model of recording and reporting student progress in Science. There is another way which might better reflect how Science is taught and learned.
How can studying swarms lead to more efficient buildings and better medicines? Teachers are often saying that we are trying to prepare students for jobs that don't yet exist. A Swarmologist might be one of them.
Research published in the Oxford Review of Education shows that having a high academic self confidence can increase GCSE results by up to 6 grades. What's more is that these grade inflations are not limited to those with high prior attainments - it would seem that anyone can benefit to some degree or other.
Teachers should never underestimate the effect of their interactions with students. After their parents, teachers are the highest determining factor on the development of a young person's performance and personality.
We're deep into revision time for Year 11 as they approach their GCSEs. So I'm treating the whole year group to a chance to watch me complete last year's Chemistry paper in what is commonly called a "Walking, Talking Mock". What is it and how is it done?
The idea of energy and the suggestions of how to teach energy in school Physics lessons has changed recently. Rather than thinking of energy as a "thing", teachers are now being encouraged by the exam boards and the Institute of Physics to talk about energy stores and energy transfer pathways. Find out how.
Too many students revise badly. Find out here what effective revision looks like and how to recognise wasted effort.
I'm a Science Teacher in a UK Secondary School. I want to help as many people as possible gain some great GCSE and A Level exam results. So I'll do this by providing some amazing Teaching and Revision resources, some fantastic tips and advice and some reviews of some of the best resources the internet has to offer.