We believe that physics teaching is a wonderful thing, but are aware not everyone agrees. In the UK more and more non-specialists are getting the opportunity (welcome or otherwise) to shine a light on peoples misconceptions about the World around them. We also know that about half of schools in the UK have between zero and one physics teachers; teachers with nobody they can chat to about the subject they love.

We started this podcast to provide that “physics chat” and to give (hopefully) useful information about how some of the best physics teachers we know teach the subject. Nearly always the answer will be ‘do some practical work’, which we know is essential to grounding understanding as well as being fun to do and making lessons easier to manage.

If you have found this page then we are truly amazed, and hope you will stay with us on our journey. If you are a Science teacher who would like to share your love of Physics teaching with the World, please contact us using the form below.

Robin and Thomas

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About Us

Thomas W-P

Thomas has been a Physics teacher since 1992 but had a sabbatical from 1995-2004 where he backpacked to Nairobi and then played at being a management consultant. He has successfully avoided nearly all managerial responsibility over the years. Thomas currently works part-time, just teaching A level Physics, at a large Academy where he is currently the only physics specialist. He still gets things wrong. Physics is hard.

Thomas is not super keen on social media, but can be found on Instagram as @mr_wp_physics.

Robin Griffiths

Robin taught Physics for 9 years in comprehensive schools in the East of England, including spells as Head of Physics and Head of Science.  He is now proud to lead the teacher support programme at the Institute of Physics.  Podcast views are definitely his own, and in no way endorsed by the IOP.

Robin lives in Essex with his much cleverer wife and 2 children. He tweets (“like an old man” according to his daughter) as @RobinSGriffiths.  He still gets things wrong.  Very wrong… oh boy…

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