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Differentiation: getting the balance right

As every teacher knows, students differ in their capabilities, their knowledge, and their interests.In the early 1980s, the Cockcroft Report (1982) identified a "seven-year-gap" in student achievement in mathematics, motivated by the variation that the Assessment of Performance Unit had found in student response to the simple question: 6099...

After more than six months in space, Tim Peake is returning to Earth!

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli described the journey back in the Soyuz capsule as feeling like “a huge car crash, at best”.Tim will be subject to high g-forces and very warm conditions on re-entry, before landing with his two crew-mates back on Earth.So what can you do in class to learn more about Tim’s journey and life back on terra-firma?Here are a...

Is it fair to say that boys and girls are equal in STEM?

I think it is safe to say that the majority of people consider boys and girls as equals. Why then are girls and women so under-represented in STEM?It can’t be denied that STEM is a very male dominated area with women making up only 14.4% of all the people who work in STEM occupations. STEM careers make up a huge amount of the jobs out there and...

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The ENTHUSE Celebration Award: be inspired, inspire others

"I had not expected my career as a technician to be so exciting or rewarding."In 2013 I won the ENTHUSE Celebration Award for ‘extending the role of the science technician’, in recognition of the extra work I was doing in my position as Senior Science Technician at The Warwick School, Redhill in Surrey.I joined the school in 1997, when I chose...

Where will the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards take you?

"The beauty of science is you don't know what you will discover or where it will take you."I am primary teacher and have been teaching for six years. Prior to teaching I worked in forensic science as a DNA analyst and have loved using this experience to introduce the world of forensic science to 11 year olds. They are normally really good at...

Get creative and celebrate Den Day in your school

‘He was lying in a kind of shelter. Looking up he could see a roof, or a part of a roof, made of elder branches, a very rotten carpet, and rusty old sheets of iron.’Stig’s cave, though lacking somewhat in modern health and safety standards, was a place of wonder for Barney as he tumbled into it. After all, what could be more exciting than having...

The science, technology and mathematics of ENTHUSE-iasm – is that you?

Most of us have a ‘teacher story’ – the one person who inspired us to study and love a subject, and got the best out of us even if, perhaps, it wasn’t truly our strong point. Mine was my music teacher, an individual so influential that even now I can sing the whole Sound of Music lyrics from memory, word for word, even though I can’t remember what...

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: a night to ENTHUSE about

Having had a short career in industry back home in North Wales, I began teacher training nine years ago with a PGCE in key stage 2 and 3 science at Newman University in Birmingham; completely unaware of the level of challenge, the politics, but also the huge rewards and enjoyment in front of me. After a year on supply in primary schools across...

New life: seven resources to use this Spring

Spring has finally sprung, lambs are gamboling in the fields, daffodils popping up from their wintery beds and the first few blossoms are appearing on trees. My local pond is alive with tadpoles, and with fascinated children observing them each week as they develop slowly into frogs.As teachers start planning lessons on the new life springing,...

New school year resolutions

It is a truth universally acknowledged that many teachers work during their holidays. What with getting ahead of planning and booking trips for the following year. Not to mention the sorting out and re-organising of classrooms whilst merrily sticking 30 name labels on 30 drawers, rulers, rubbers, books…It is however a different kind of work; a...

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