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IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: What better job is there?

By Jo M | 30 Mar, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mary - 2014 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

In 2014, Mary was awarded one of our prestigious teacher training scholarships, which provides financial and academic support during physics teacher training. When we first met Mary, she was already working in a secondary school as a physics technician, but wanted to gain qualified teacher status. Read on to find out why she thinks there is […]

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 Graaff 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 […]

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