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IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: Teaching physics is doing physics…

By Jo M | 15 Dec, 2014 | 0 Comments
Doug - IOP Scholar 2014

In the last of our IOP scholar blog series for 2014, we would like to introduce you to Doug. Doug always knew he wanted to become a teacher because he could not think of a better way to explore and share his love for physics…   “For me, teaching is by far the best and most […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: Choosing the right career…

By Jo M | 21 Nov, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Laura started university she knew she wanted to pursue a career that would make full use of her physics degree and subject knowledge. After joining a physics outreach group and spending time in a secondary school, she soon realised that teaching could be just the career she was looking for… “It was not until I […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: From horticulture to physics teaching….

By Jo M | 28 Oct, 2014 | 2 Comments
John - 2014 Scholar

One of the many benefits of the IOP teacher training scholarships programme is that it provides an opportunity for ‘career changers’ to make a secure move into the teaching profession. John, one of our current scholars is a great example of this. Before deciding to retrain as a physics teacher, John enjoyed a career in horticulture, but […]

The first time I taught: Measuring Speed with Ticker-timers

By CarolIne D | 1 Oct, 2014 | 3 Comments

Lauren has now been teaching physics for five years. Towards the end of her PGCE, she had to teach a lesson on speed. A colleague recommended she use ticker-timers. This is what happened – and how it influenced her subsequent lessons This was the plan… I hadn’t used ticker-timers since I was in school but […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: They’re back….

By Jo M | 29 Sep, 2014 | 0 Comments
Charlotte - 2013 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

Do you remember Charlotte, one of the IOP Teacher Training scholars we featured back in October 2013? Well, Charlotte successfully completed her SCITT physics teacher training in July and has recently commenced the new school year as a Newly Qualified Teacher. We caught up with Charlotte in the summer holidays to find out how things went […]

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