Tag: electricity

  • Retention Done Well

    Retention Done Well

    Keeping hold of good science teachers involves a culture that respects their professionalism and Doug Simon of Heathland School in Hounslow joins Thomas and Robin to share how his school maintains a culture conducive to science teaching.

  • James de Winter is Electric

    James de Winter is Electric

    Season 3 continues to deliver physics royalty as James de Winter joins us. James is the physics tutor on the Cambridge PGCE course and has seen generations of physics teachers through their training. Having met a fair sample I can say that all of them hold James in the sort of reverence that Luke reserved…

  • 10. Ways to teach… Electricity

    10. Ways to teach… Electricity

    Merry Christmas Physics teachers!  In a bumper festive edition, Thomas and Robin have rounded up your ideas and tips on how to teach electricity.  It’s quite rare to reach a clear conclusion in a discussion of teaching, but there was consensus that if you are going to use a model, then the rope model is…

  • Using The Rope Model of Electricity

    Using The Rope Model of Electricity

    In the next podcast we inevitably talk about the rope model. I tried it a few times in the past and hated it ?. It was only in making the podcast that I finally understood how to do it and how good it is. Not knowing how to do it is as much a function…

  • 9. Mentors, Motors and Merch

    9. Mentors, Motors and Merch

    Robin hadn’t heard about the recent Falcon landing failure so Thomas filled him in.  Cutting-edge space technology is still frontier science: we need your students to be the engineers of tomorrow!  Regular listeners will know how much Matt Groening influences the podcast, and just in time fro Christmas, we have launched our first ‘merch’, setting up…