I recently had an interview with very senior members of my SLT. This was an excellent opportunity and has opened doors for me that I didn’t expect, reiterating why my school is an excellent place to work. Frankly, it was lovely to talk about what I have done for the faculty and what I doContinue reading ““You manage behaviour through personality…””
Mathematical Biology is always an area that students find difficult. I shared my methods for Statistics here and since then I have been looking more at how I teach other mathematical concepts – this has led me to reflect and share how I teach the notoriously difficult concept of microscope graticules. On paper, students knowContinue reading “How I Teach Series: Eyepiece Graticules. Teach them big, apply them small”
The eye is a complicated lesson to teach for two broad reasons. There is the classic lenses issue that Biology specifications seem to steal from Physics and then the wondrous world of rods and cones which I consider to be more biological (despite still being very physics!). The latter of the two branches of eyeContinue reading “How I Teach Series: The Eye (KS4)”
“Stats are scary” “I didn’t pick Maths A-Level” “Why are we doing this?” Those are all snippets from A level Biology students when I first introduced statistics to them earlier in my career. Students didn’t see why I was forcing “complicated” equations upon them and saw the entire a process as something they just hadContinue reading “How I teach Statistics to A level Biologists”
Inspired by the debate here: https://twitter.com/cmooreanderson/status/1352914326944964608?s=21 I wanted to go into why I championed the moving evolution from the final topic we teach to the first topic. Background: We run the OCR B 21st Century Science specification at my school and the topics are outlined below: • B1 – Genetics • B2 – Disease •Continue reading “Evolution, the right place to start?”
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