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John T Morris BA(Hons),MEd,MPhil,CertEd, Director at Ymgynghorwyr Addysg JTM Educational Consultants
This excellent, inspirational book by Catrin Green focuses on her experience as a science teacher in encouraging children to learn science, to love science and to love learning science. Recent Ofsted and other research reports have underlined the need to motivate and inspire pupils to learn effectively in science. The strategies to promote enthusiasm for science outlined by the author are evidence of outstanding practice. Catrin stimulates interest and engagement by making the topics relevant to the lives of the learners. She ensures that the explanations are suitable for the audience and promotes a -˜science vocabulary'. It is clear from the text that the author is a teacher who makes learning memorable, inspires discussion and creates opportunities for learners to promote knowledge and understanding by transferring knowledge.

This book has a range of excellent tips on promoting student involvement in the delivery of learning, the use of props, questioning and development of spelling and vocabulary. In addition, the sections on promoting literacy and numeracy skills within the science lesson, key rules for successful practical work and developing understanding make this book essential reading for all teachers. 

A truly excellent addition to the -˜How to Teach' series by an author who generates motivation and desire to learn about science. Catrin Green's enthusiasm, subject knowledge and ability to create rapport and involve learners as key players in the delivery of learning make for challenging and inspiring reading.
Guest | 30/09/2016 01:00
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