Category: Podcast

  • The End of the NQT Year

    The End of the NQT Year

    Thomas and Robin are joined by Patrick Kaplo and NQT, Imogen House to talk about our first years in teaching, which leads to a wide ranging chat about highs and lows, being liked vs respected and teaching pedagogy. Timestamps Introductions @ 00:23 NQT Mistakes @ 01:32 NQT Best Bits @ 12:28 Respect vs Being Liked…

  • Teaching Forces to 11 Year olds

    Teaching Forces to 11 Year olds

    Thomas and Robin try something else new. Discussing how they would teach the first three lessons on Forces to 11 year olds. Timestamps IoP Spark @ 00:37 How would you teach forces to 11 year olds? @ 05:00 Guidance for a non-specialist @ 21:10 Summary Robin and Thomas were back to basics this week.  With…

  • Measuring the Young Modulus

    Thomas talks Robin and Patrick through his method of measuring the Young Modulus that can be done as an individual experiment rather than in groups. Timestamps Physics in the News – James Webb Telescope update @ 02:20 Remember the Survey @ 03:54 Measuring the Young Modulus @ 04:25 Summary A brief cameo from Thomas’ daughter…

  • Maths in Physics, What’s the Point?

    Maths in Physics, What’s the Point?

    We discuss what’s gone well and badly this week with guest presenter Cara Wood and then chat about James de Winter’s thoughts on Maths in Physics teaching. Timestamps Introducing the Survey @ 01:45 What’s gone well and badly this week? @ 02:46 James de Winter interview @ 08:50 Post James chat @ 25:12 Summary Cara…

  • Ways to teach… Waves

    Ways to teach… Waves

    Thomas, Robin and Patrick introduce and discuss many ways of teaching waves that have been shared by the listener. Timestamps Physics in the News – Blue Origin @ 01:07 Ways to teach… Waves @ 01:50 Cara Wood and a piece of string @ 02:20 Slinkys @ 06:50 Making many nodes @ 10:54 Salt Pendulum @…

  • Finding Physics Teaching at Fifty-Three

    Finding Physics Teaching at Fifty-Three

    Thomas, Robin and Patrick Kaplo hear from Jonathan Shaw, a late career change to Physics teaching who is in his NQT year at 53 years old. Jonathan also challenges the team to select the most important equipment for a new physics department. Timestamps Vacuum cannon update @ 00:39 Ways to teach… Waves reminder @ 01:04…

  • 25. Fusion, Triangular Teaching and Avoiding Dead Leaves

    25. Fusion, Triangular Teaching and Avoiding Dead Leaves

    Thomas, Robin and Patrick Kaplo discuss the re-release of the vacuum cannon, the ITER fusion project, Prof W Brian Lane tells us his PIM and James De Winter talks about avoiding “Plugging and Chugging”. Timestamps Welcome back Patrick Kaplo @ 00:37 The Vacuum Cannon is back @ 01:10 Physics in the news: ITER and fusion…

  • 24. YouTuber Lewis Matheson and A Level Physics On-Line

    24. YouTuber Lewis Matheson and A Level Physics On-Line

    Lewis Matheson tells how he gave up classroom teaching to become a YouTuber with his channel A-Level Physics On-Line. Timestamps Ways to Teach… Waves reminder and new competition @ 01:18 Physics in the News: Accelerating Universe Expansion @ 02:31 Lewis Matheson interview @ 05:56 Post Interview chat @ 21:49 Summary Physics in the news this…

  • 23. Minds-On as well as Hands-On: Alom Shaha

    23. Minds-On as well as Hands-On: Alom Shaha

    Alom Shaha talks about his book “Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder”, his love of Practical, the videos he makes to support teachers and equality. Timestamps Physics in the News: Black Hole Photo @ 01:01 Katie Bouman @ 2:24 Emails from listeners @ 06:29 Announcing the next Ways to teach… episode @ 08:29 Alom Shaha intro…

  • 22. Technicians and Teacher Talk

    22. Technicians and Teacher Talk

    In 1927, the Solvay conference brought together the likes of Einstein, Curie, Schrodinger, de Broglie, Dirac, Bohr and on and on. That was the highest density of physicists until a couple of weeks ago when Robin caught up with Chris, David, Steve and Ben at Uppingham school. In the same way that drunk guys start…