Are technicians invisible?

Are you a technician? Yes? Then you will know what a technician does. No? Then chances are you don’t know what a technician does. Why is this?

Technicians are highly skilled staff with diverse, complex and specialist roles. In higher education they are often the first port of call for both staff and...

Teaching biology

Is it ever OK to admit you find teaching biology difficult?

Chatting with a colleague the other day, I had one of those light bulb moments. She said how difficult it was for her to admit that she found teaching biology difficult.

As a degree qualified chemist with industry experience, she had subject expertise and plenty of ideas for teaching chemistry and...

Antibubles

What are antibubbles and how are they changing the world?

Add a twist to your lessons on states of matter by investigating antibubbles.

What are antibubbles?

Most students will be familiar with bubbles that can be created by blowing air into a film of soapy water. These bubbles consist of a volume of air enclosed by a membrane of liquid. The bubble is held as a sphere by forces...

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Celebration of London and South East England educators

The London and South East England winners of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards were announced at a high-profile awards evening on 24 April 2017 at the Royal Society, in London.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards event is now an eagerly awaited annual event, celebrating the impact of professional development on teachers, technicians, schools and colleges...

EEP Robotics Challenge: are you ready to take your students on a journey of exploration?

Tomorrow’s Engineers have invited schools across the UK to take part in the EEP Robotics challenge.This isn’t just a one-off challenge, it’s a programme that gets 11-14 year olds working together to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges.Through the challenge you can help your students develop valuable life skills...

A season of celebration

Following an incredibly successful ENTHUSE Celebration Award ceremony in Northern Ireland, we are holding further heats across the UK.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards celebrate the impact of CPD on teachers and technicians, their schools and colleges - and ultimately - their students. London and the South East of EnglandToday, nominees...

Last chance to submit your students’ work to the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge

The MTA's TDI Challenge helps teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their design and technology and engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum.The TDI Challenge has four categories, and is open to anyone who has created an impressive design and technology project within...

Showcasing creativity and sharing ideas: winners of classroom displays competition announced

For the past few months, STEM Learning has been running a classroom displays competition – the chance for teachers to share photos of their most inspiring and creative displays.As always, we’ve received some fantastic entries, showcasing the creative talents of teachers and students around the UK. From plants and water cycles to careers and...

Secondary conferences and summer schools

Taking place throughout the summer, STEM Learning is hosting a variety of summer schools and conferences covering all areas of STEM.Not only are these conferences a fantastic chance to prepare for the next academic year, the majority of them are bursary-supported, allowing you to be inspired at a fraction of the cost.What’s coming up? ...

Primary teachers – get inspired

This summer, STEM Learning has a whole host of exciting and engaging summer schools and conferences taking place.Whether you are looking for support with STEM Clubs, ways of linking space into the curriculum or simply looking for new inspiration for your lessons, we have something for you.What’s coming up? Primary conferences on your...

Evaluating the impact of the CREST Silver Award

The British Science Association will be evaluating the impact of the CREST Silver Award and are looking to recruit up to 200 secondary schools in England to participate in a randomised control trial.Half the participating schools will be randomly assigned, by computer, to the ‘treatment’ group and will deliver the CREST Silver Award in 2017-...

Let Teachers SHINE competition now open

The 2017 Let Teachers SHINE competition is currently accepting applications.SHINE is an education charity that gives children the opportunity to acquire the skills and confidence they need to turn their potential into success at school and beyond, irrespective of their background or family income.They support educational programmes to raise the...

Save the Children’s Den Day returns for 2017

Save the Children’s Den Day, an educational interactive fundraising event for schools, is returning for a third year on Friday 16 June 2017.Den Day calls on schools to join in with a creative, fun adventure as pupils build dens together and raise money to ensure children have a safe place to sleep and play. In 2016, 600,000 children signed up to...

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