How to succeed as a non-specialist teacher of mathematics

It may seem a little strange to some people, but as a head of a large mathematics department, I actually looked forward to that time of the year when the timetable had to be constructed.

It was like a giant Sudoku puzzle that would takes days, even weeks, to solve. It was a long, tricky process, but...

Teaching primary science with ENTHUSEiasm

Lorna Brown, a Year 6 teacher at Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School, explains the impact the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards, and in particular winning the Primary School Science ENTHUSE Award, has had on her school and her own personal development.

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Early Years teaching: the key to teacher and pupil development

The Early Years classroom in a primary school is usually that strange colourful space at the end of the corridor where the chairs are so small and there seems to be so much going on at any one time that for the untrained observer it can seem like chaos.

I know it was in my school and I was a little...

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Would you like to be in the next BBC series about teachers and their students?

Do you have experience of working with highly-able students from low-income backgrounds?If so, Blast! is looking for teachers to share their own experiences for a new BBC series exploring social mobility in the UK.The series will explore the reasons why a significant proportion of promising pupils from low-income backgrounds underperform at GCSE,...

Getting involved in British Science Week just got easier

British Science Week is a ten day celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Taking place on 10-19 March 2017, it is a great way to engage young people of all ages with STEM through a variety of activities and events taking place all around the UK.Getting involved in British Science Week just got easier, as the...

STEM across Europe: making it real

On 15 November 2016, the MARCH (MAking science Real in sCHools) project is hosting a one day international conference, bringing together educators and institutions from across Europe to look at the future of education.Taking place at the Geological Society in London, the daytime conference will include discussion sessions on best...

Draw someone who works in industry

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) is celebrating 20 years since the creation of the Children Challenging Industry Programme.This programme aims to increase the aspirations of school children to become the scientists and engineers of the future by challenging perceptions, improving teachers’ knowledge and by helping children to...

Sir Ben Ainslie launches digital education programme, BT STEM Crew

Ben Ainslie, Skipper and Team Principal of Land Rover BAR, launched BT STEM Crew – a new digital education programme for 11-16 year olds.The new programme was launched on 10 October 2016 at a live event hosted by the British Museum in London.BT STEM Crew uses Land Rover BAR’s quest to win the America’s Cup to show young people how versatile STEM...

The importance of food security and how it can be brought into the classroom

Food security exists when all people have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs for an active and healthy life.The term ‘food security’ is being used more frequently in recent years, with the Government putting greater emphasis on its importance.With an ever increasing population, it is...

30 great ideas for 30 years of CREST Awards

This year, the British Science Association (BSA) is celebrating 30 years since the CREST Award programme was created.CREST Awards gives pupils of all ages the opportunity to take part in hands-on science enrichment activities.There are five different awards levels, allowing students to progress through the scheme throughout their education....

Book now for The Big Bang Fair 2017

With a variety of theatre shows, hands-on activities, interactive workshops and careers information, tickets are currently available for The Big Bang Fair 2017.Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 15-18 March 2017, The Big Bang Fair gives your students or children a unique opportunity to explore where their future could take them.From sport...

Investigating the importance of educational research

There is no doubt about it, the demand for educational research is growing. Unfortunately, this revolution is coming at a time when the capacity for research appears to be shrinking.The British Academy and the Royal Society are leading on a project which aims to investigate the opportunities and challenges for teachers, researchers and policy-...

Full steam ahead for the Polar Explorer Programme

Full steam ahead for education and public engagement programme of the UK’s £200 million new polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough.Development of the UK’s £200 million new state-of-the-art polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, reached a major milestone today with the laying of the ship’s ‘keel’ in Merseyside.Construction was...

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