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The first time I taught: Electrostatics

By CarolIne D | 27 Mar, 2015 | 0 Comments

Katie is a newly qualified teacher in a school where she is the only physics specialist. She is used to learning from her own mistakes so she didn’t let a broken Van der Graaf generator hold back her lesson on electrostatics         Year 10 Scheme of Work: Electrostatics. In my head flashed images of the […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: It’s never too late to train to teach…

By Jo M | 3 Mar, 2015 | 0 Comments
Jeremy - 2014 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

Jeremy has spent 25 years working in industry, and most of this time was spent working abroad. In 2014 he decided it was time to move back to England with his family to rediscover English culture, which paved the way nicely for a new career in the classroom… “I have been working in the electronics and […]

The first time I taught: Waves

By CarolIne D | 27 Feb, 2015 | 1 Comment

Catherine is a Chartered Teacher and has been teaching physics for 30 years. She vividly remembers the first time she taught waves. A salt pendulum transformed her approach – and revolutionised her pupils’ understanding This was the plan When I was planning that first lesson, I looked at a book called “Physics is Fun” and […]

IOP Scholars’ Programme: trainee teachers gravitate towards Leicester for out-of-this-world opportunity

By CarolIne D | 4 Feb, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leicester is an unassuming place to house the UK’s largest visitor centre devoted to space science. But the National Space Centre was the perfect location for a group of IOP Scholars, who travelled from all around England to join the IOP’s first Supertrip   On a January morning, 25 student physics teachers in the middle of […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: Now is the time to teach…

By Jo M | 20 Jan, 2015 | 0 Comments
Joella - 2014 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

Joella never doubted that she would one day pursue a career in teaching physics, but she didn’t feel ready to make the move until now…   “Teaching is something I’ve always wanted to do but had never felt quite ready until now. “Before embarking on teacher training I was working full time for a charity […]

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