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The importance of getting stuck in mathematics

President of the Mathematical Association and Director of University of Cambridge initiative NRICH, Ems Lord, talks about the all-important process of getting stuck when solving mathematical problems, and the tools your students can use to help.At NRICH, the home of rich mathematics, we want the resources we develop to be for...

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Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Richard Spencer

Dr Richard Spencer, Head of Science at Middlesbrough College, and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching –  Further Education category shares his experience about the difference the award has made to him, his school and pupils.Many teachers go ‘above and beyond’ their day-to-day commitments....

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Why should teachers care about what happens in the brain?

How can a scientific understanding of how the brain works inform the way you teach?On our free Science of Learning online course, teachers from all over the world have come together to work out their meaning to the big question ‘what is learning?’ Throughout the course, participants are exploring the science behind how students engage with...

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Colin Louden

Colin Louden is Head of Science at Lisneal College, Londonderry, Northern Ireland and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Secondary. We asked him about his experience of winning the award and what it meant to him, the school and the pupils.Winning the award in the category of secondary school STEM...

Starting out as a STEM Ambassador: tell your story and inspire young people

I count myself to be extremely fortunate with the exposure I got to STEM careers as a kid. Even at a very young age I saw what a day to day work of an engineer involves as my father was a civil engineer.I loved the experience I got when I went on site visits with him, looked at project designs and asked him silly questions about it. My father...

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A day in the life of an IT apprentice

Stephanie Yarrow is the IT Support Trainee at STEM Learning, a role she has been doing for around a year. We chatted to Steph about her experiences of being a trainee and the benefits of doing an apprenticeship.Tell us a bit about yourself and your roleI work as an IT Support Trainee at STEM Learning and every day is a different story. My main...

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Lovelace, leaves and learning: how Network Rail inspires the next generation

As we celebrate National Careers Week, STEM Ambassador Kirsty Ivanoski-Nichol tells us about how she and Network Rail are breaking down the barriers to inspire young people into STEM careers.Once upon a time, there was a girl named Ada who loved machines…One night, Ada went to a ball. There she met a grumpy old mathematician named Charles Babbage...

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Inspire your students to go further with National Careers Week

This week is all about careers and apprenticeships, so why not inspire your students with the wealth of careers available in STEM subjects? We’ve put together our top ten ways to help link your students’ learning to careers and career pathways.Free online CPDDiscover how to link your curriculum in STEM subjects to the relevant careers available....

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Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Amanda Watts

Amanda Watts is Director of Science Support at Aldridge School, Walsall, West Midlands and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Technicians. She tells us about her career, the experience of winning the award and what it meant for her personally, the school and the pupils.Last year I turned 50 and after 33 years of...

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Meet the winners of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Nicola Connor

Nicola Connor is Class Teacher at the Peel Primary School, Livingston, West Lothian and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Primary. We chatted to her about her experience of winning the award and the difference it has made to her, the school and the pupils.What difference has winning made to the school, teachers...

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