There is evidence that early-career science teachers are particularly vulnerable in terms of retention (Allen & Sims 2017). Evidence suggests that a number of factors affect teacher retention across all subjects but it is less clear why early-career science teachers are more at risk than teachers of most other subjects. It may simply be that […]Read More Do we know anything about the impact of subject knowledge on retention of early-career science teachers?
My son is in Y4. Although I did offer to swap him on Twitter once (he told me they’d been doing circuits at school but it was boring – fair justification), that’s not normally how I feel about him. However, like most children, he doesn’t rush home all excited about homework, or ever ask if […]Read More A Parent’s View on Primary Homework
Developing the new @SotonEd Subject Knowledge Enhancement course has led to a renewed collation of teaching resources. The Energy unit is a distance-learning component, so trainee teachers will access these resources, with a little bit of written introduction and some instructions. They will then use the resources and complete tasks before receiving online feedback from […]Read More Energy Teaching Resources for SKE
I think it was at ResearchEd Durrington, that Peps McCrea talked about making bets. If I remember correctly he was suggesting that, having digested both research and experience, there was a point at which you needed to make a bet, and go all in. If you don’t do this then you end up trying to […]Read More MCQ – going all in