Brett Kingsbury

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21 Whiskey Cocktails That Are Made for Winter

Propton gradients and the origin of life

Teens Like Science, Not Science Class, Study Finds

The study finds that teenagers prefer learning about science through hands-on labs.

Animated Virtual Trading Cards That Show Off the Fascinating Molecular Structure of Individual Viruses

Eleanor Lutz, the self-described designer with a molecular biology degree, has come up with another brilliantly creative idea. For this project she …

Science Seems Like Magic as This Spilled Couscous Perfectly Organizes Itself

Science presenter Steve Mould used a simple bow to demonstrate how when played like a violin, a metal plate will resonate and cause a bunch of …

Note-Taking Is Becoming a Lost Art, So I Decided to Do Something About It

Ten minutes into class, the PowerPoint is on the Smartboard and I’m animated as I discuss the different types of figurative language and their uses. …

Science News' favorite books of 2015

This biography of Alexander von Humboldt explores how the 19th century German naturalist’s expeditions helped lay the groundwork for our modern …

Books

Secret Teacher: schools turn a blind eye to bad managers as long as they hit targets

Outstanding teachers don’t always make good managers – there’s more to leading a team than making sure Ofsted is happy<p>As soon as John* became a deputy head it was clear that he did not have the skills to deal with his team. He was an outstanding teacher, but couldn’t handle his new role and became …

A Short Guide on how you might teach Science more effectively

The intention of this soon to be series of blogs is to clarify what good Science Teaching is and how to become a better Science Teacher.Before we …

Teaching

'Show us that you care': a student's view on what makes a perfect teacher

Ofsted has its own ideas about outstanding lessons, but what young people love about teachers is quite different<p>The perfect teacher. In Ofsted’s eyes, that probably means exemplary lesson plans and 30 immaculately marked books with targets for improvement. But, as a 16-year-old, I’m not sure I …

Teaching

Earth - Why are we the only human species still alive?

Two million years ago in Africa, several species of human-like creatures roamed the landscape. Some looked surprisingly similar to each other, while others had distinct, defining features.<p>In September 2015, another species was added to the list. Hundreds of bones discovered in a South African cave …

Six creative ways to teach genetics

Here’s a collection of ideas and resources for teaching everything from genetic mutation to cloning mice, just in time for Jeans for Genes Day<p>Genetics is often in the news – and always a safe bet to spark fierce debate in the classroom as well as round the dinner table. But how much do your …

Genetics

Deadpool: A Complete History

<b>Character origins</b><p><b>Creators</b>: Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld<p><b>First appearance</b>: The New Mutants #98 (February, 1991)<p><b>Abilities</b>: At base, he has an …

How to handle parents: a survival guide for new teachers

Teacher Network,Education,Professional development,Teacher training,Teaching,Australian education,US education,Schools,Primary schools,Secondary schools,Newly-qualified teachers<p>Dreading meeting the parents for the first time? Education coach and mother Nicole Ponsford offers advice on getting off …

Teaching

All praise the pound shop: a guide to classroom decoration on a budget

Get your classroom in order this autumn with our money-saving ideas – including transforming a foil baking tray into a snazzy homework in-tray<p>Along with every other aspect of education, how to decorate your classroom is a matter of debate. Some say learning spaces should be kept bare so that …

9 Cheap Whiskeys That Taste Expensive

Rumor has it Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln all enjoyed a glass of whiskey at the end of a hard day. But the amber-colored spirit …

Six ways to boost classroom participation: Part Four – Improve your questioning technique

<i>Zarina Subhan is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer. She has taught and delivered teacher training at all levels, across the world. She joins</i> …

Teaching

20 Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers

Posted on Jul 19, 2009 | 10 comments<p>Interactive whiteboards are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. These tools are also cost …

20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking

<b>20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>This is part 1 in our #iteachthought campaign. This is our equivalent to “back to …

Pedagogy

The most cost effective 10 DIY Back garden Projects That Any person Can Make

You’ve very little place in your property and don’t understand what to try and do with it. With little effort you could change it right into a snug …

Gardening

What’s the Role of Science Teachers in the New Conceptual Economy?

In the new conceptual economy, what skills will students need to acquire to walk into professional settings and tackle complex problems? A recent …

4 Good iPad Apps for Seamlessly Managing Students Assignments

July 25, 2015<br>Below are three good iPad apps for teachers to use to create, distribute and share assignments with students. There are several other …

8 Wonderful Self-development Books for Teachers

July 26, 2015<br>Isaac Asimov once stated that ‘self-education is…the only kind of education there is’. For Albert Einstein ‘ intellectual growth should …

10 Great Questions Teachers Ask During Job Interviews - Brilliant or Insane

Summer is interview season for educators. New positions open as teachers shift grade levels or retire and new graduates enter the field eager to find …

Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality

Creative Commons licenses image source Augmented Reality is one of the most interesting and exciting tools emerging in the academic world today. Here …

Creative Commons

12 of my favorite podcasts for teachers

I started my Truth For Teachers podcast in January, and since then, I’ve heard from dozens of educators who are now hooked on the format and are …

Teaching

10 Great Underrated Whiskeys

Sure Pappy's fantastic, but don't let these great, accessible, well-priced whiskeys be tragically ignored.<p>Last month I wrote a piece called<i>10 Highly Drinkable Beers That No One Is Drinking</i>—and then every pedantic Facebook commenter logged on to say, "r u crazy? I drink those ALL THE TIME!"<p>Fair …

Create a Personalized Vegetable Gardening Cheat Sheet with This Tool

Vegetable growing charts and infographics are handy for both beginner and seasoned gardeners, but planting advice can also depend on where you live. …