New Physics SLOP Booklets

Welcome to my page for new and improved SLOP booklets for Physics GCSE. We do AQA Trilogy but most of the content is applicable for all boards. These booklets are free to download – I hope they are useful. For a great blog on teaching using booklets, see Adam Boxer’s blog here. For more on why... Continue Reading →

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“Why do you bang on about researchED all the time Ruth?”

If you've already been to a researchED conference, you'll know that it's not like other conferences. ResearchED is on a Saturday. A Saturday! Everyone knows how hard teachers work, all the extra hours we have to put in just to get our normal, paid job done. Why the hell do teachers opt in, pay to... Continue Reading →

New Physics SLOP Booklets

Welcome to my page for new and improved SLOP booklets for Physics GCSE. We do AQA but most of the content is applicable for all boards. These booklets are free to download - I hope they are useful. For a great blog on teaching using booklets, see Adam Boxer's blog here. For more on why... Continue Reading →

Curriculum and Cognitive Science

What do we mean by curriculum? And why is curriculum so important? How should curriculum planning and execution be informed by cognitive science? These are, in my opinion, questions of the utmost importance. What do we mean by curriculum? Curriculum is the substance of what is taught, structured over time. It is the things we... Continue Reading →

Something is happening

Something is happening in the teaching profession. People are bounding into work, buzzing about what they read on Twitter last night. People are asking "what's the evidence for this?" And they are finding it out, or finding out its absence. People are giving up their Saturdays to go to conferences. Actually that's not quite right.... Continue Reading →

Old Masters

If you work in a state school, like I do, there's a lot to make you angry when you visit a private school. Not angry at the students or the staff, but angry at the inequality. The grounds: vast expanses of landscaped rolling lawns, majestic trees, and sweeping paths. A bit different to the quad... Continue Reading →

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