Friend of the podcast and 40 year old NQT @Jo_Moore_Sci joins us to talk about her winding path to Physics teaching.
Jo is a career-changer from a medical background who kindly agreed to join us to chat about her experience of teaching physics. Jo is really enjoying teaching the subject despite it being deemed ‘out of specialism’ for her. Jo is an inspirational example for teachers who may be new to physics, and her message: enjoy it! Don’t worry about your mistakes, and take advantage of the support provided by the IOP, Ogden Trust, Physics Partners… oh, and the podcast, of course! There are some links below to helpful sites for non-specialists.
If you stumble across this podcast and you are considering teaching as a career, we’ve included some useful links below.
TalkPhysics – IOP forums with a vast range of discussion topics and helpful specialists on hand to answer questons
Ogden Trust – Supporting physics teaching in schools via partnerships, resources and promoting teaching and learning
Physics Partners – partnerships of schools in England aimed at supporting physics teaching
Get Into Teaching – The government’s site promoting teaching with information about routes into the classroom
The Brilliant Club – The “Researchers in Schools” programme offers a unique route into teaching for those with a PhD
Now Teach – aims to help career changes into teaching.
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