James Butterworth

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Simon Schama’s top 10 marvels, in order of creation

<b>Many of these wonders are a bit of a trek but all are worth the mileage. Others are located in more familiar places such as Istanbul, Agra or Rome</b> …

Archaeology

Assessment time

Mary Evans Picture Library/HENRY GRANT<p>With a few exceptions, 1905 was an unremarkable year in British history. At home, the women’s suffrage movement …

Education

The nature of school science knowledge…

<b>The nature of school science knowledge and why Adam’s SLT was wrong</b><p><i>This is part 2 in the AFL in Science symposium. Read part 1 by Adam Boxer …

Teaching

Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class

For the past 15 years, educators have debated, exhaustively, the perils of laptops in the lecture hall. Professors complain that laptops are distraction machines; defenders say that boring classes are to blame — students have always doodled or daydreamed, so what’s the difference that they’re …

Education

Less is More: Simple Formative Assessment Strategies in the Classroom

I’m not sure when, but at some point in education, it became popular to make instruction more complex. The more steps and/or manipulatives you could …

Cognitive Load Theory and Applications in the Classroom

<b>*The following article featured on NobaProject.com December 6, 2018. Here’s a link to the original</b> …

Why didn’t you tell me? 5 things I wish I had been told sooner

Like many others, there are things I have learned in recent years that it would have been really helpful to have been told about earlier on in my …

Teaching

Unsafe slime? How bad is borax, really?

Slime is a fun bit of chemistry that anyone can do – but how safe is it?<p>It’s August, which means it’s the school summer holidays in the UK and, as is …

Kids

Five ways to damage a good school

Filling the pailAs teachers in the northern hemisphere reflect on the past school year and consider the new one to come, it falls to me to channel my …

Cassandra

Students are Better Off without a Laptop in the Classroom

As recent high school graduates prepare for their migration to college in the fall, one item is sure to top most students’ shopping wish lists: a …

Anna Atkins

As a research project for my Masters in History of Art at the University of Sussex, I’ve been working at the Royal Society Library, cataloguing and …

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

How Chemistry Implicated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad | American Council on Science and Health

If someone is going to commit mass murder of innocent civilians, it's not too much of a stretch to assume that he's going to lie about it. Which is …

The Problem with Past Papers

Over the weekend I had the joy of watching my little boy, Noah, play one of his football matches (there was a little pain too – just don’t mention …

Teaching

Good direct instruction – practical suggestions. (2 of 3)

Sound subject knowledge and perfect learning behaviour are the foundations of good didactic explanation but, of course, strong delivery is necessary …

Teaching

Didau's Taxonomy - David Didau

Taxonomy is the science of classification. As such it’s useful for ordering items within a domain into different categories. Contrary to popular …

Information Architecture

‘Ken Robinson is a teacher-basher: schools must stop listening to his Panglossian ideas’

At the "Power and Possibility of Individualised Learning" event held in Minneapolis recently, Sir Ken Robinson (<i>pictured</i>) reiterated the claim that …

Why mini-plenaries are a waste of time

<i>Plenary</i> is an interesting word. It originally meant absolute, without reservation or qualification. The pope used to offer plenary indulgences to …

Teaching

Truth is a lost game in Turkey. Don’t let the same thing happen to you

We in Turkey found, as you in Europe and the US are now finding, that the new truth-building process does not require facts. But we learned it too late<p>In Turkey we observe how even tragedy plays a role in manipulative government and post-truth repression. The terrorist outrage last week in central …

Why schools should not teach general critical-thinking skills

Being an air-traffic controller is not easy. At the heart of the job is a cognitive ability called ‘situational awareness’ that involves ‘the …

Critical Thinking

Erdogan’s war on the market economy

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s shift from a reformist to an authoritarian path has been accompanied by an insistent narrative that a “supreme mind” …

The chemistry in your cuppa

‘Now I’m going to teach you how to slurp,’ says Kathryn Sinclair, senior brand ambassador at British tea firm Twinings. ‘We taste from the olfactory …

What Are The Most Common Minerals On Earth?

What are the most common minerals on earth? The answers is not as easy at is seems and depends if we consider the entire earth or just the part that is directly accessible to us.<p>The most common mineral in absolute is Bridgmanite, known also as Silicate-Perovskite. It´s composed of magnesium, iron …

Earth Science

İstanbul Fen Liseleri Taban Puanları TEOG 2016 2017

İstanbul Fen Liseleri taban puanları. 2016 2017 İstanbul İlinde yer alan bütün fen liselerinin taban ve tavan puanlarına bu sayfadan ulaşabilirsiniz. …

Microchemuk

Appendix<br>Students can quite easily do this and with the CLEAPSS conductivity indicator there is a bonus for for progression in later years.<p>Put 10 ml …

Formula E

Revived chemistry practical triggers wave of controlled explosions

Source: Image courtesy of Backwell School<p>Bomb disposal teams have been called to a number of schools around the UK, such as Backwell in North …

Education

One of the most original thinkers I have ever met

In November of 1911, two of the world's most revered scientists, Henri Poincaré and Marie Curie, were asked to write letters of recommendation for a …

Group Work and Social Loafing

The theory: group work should always be beneficial because, logically, students <i>should</i> be able to achieve more collectively than they would be able to …

Teaching

The Air Traffic Controller Paradox: Why Teaching Generic Skills Doesn’t Work

What can a Safety Data Sheet do for the chemistry teacher?

Simple Answer; “Scare you so much that you will never do any practical work with students again”. (But you could watch paint dry!)<p><i>I delivered a talk</i> …

Chemistry