To Teach or not to Teach?

Teaching the IB HL Physics course can lead you into a massive but false sense of security! Being the best part of a month into the course, I am looking back at the few weeks I have had with the students and asking myself already … “Is it going well”.  In asking this, I do not mean am I having a good time?, or does everyone seem happy at the end of the lessons?  It is far more important than that.  ...

Preparation is everything

As the new academic year is about to start, it is vital that preparations start now.  Boy is that a depressing thing to think about when I am still on holiday! But even though I have been teaching for over 30 years, and in truth, I can walk into any lesson at any level and make up a reasonable lesson plan in my head within 2 minutes, it does not change the fact that I must spend a little time planning ...