Product reviews for Secondary Science

Karen Duxbury-Watkinson, Head of Biology, Plympton Academy (Formerly Ridgeway)
Ever since I have had this book, I have not been able to put it down. I read it from cover to cover within a week and since then it has provided me with inspiration and ideas that I have been using in my own teaching. To say it is well worn now is an understatement.

I have been teaching for six years now and would recommend this book to newbies and oldies alike. An easy-to-read, well laid out book that is full of easy-to-use ideas that you can transfer straight into your teaching practice without too much trouble.

It also reminds you of ideas that you may have forgotten about that you knew you had, those that awe and wow for some topics but due to the demands of a teacher's life you have forgotten to use - and this lovely little book has reminded me to bring them out and use them again in my lab. Plus those tried and tested ones, for those difficult topics but you just need a refresher on how to do them again.

I have used it to help mentor my NQT to create some new teaching moments for her classes and develop her strength in her practice.

The guide to practical work is an excellent help for new teachers.

I recommend this book to all science teachers to have pride of place on the front of their desks so they can gain easy access when inspiration is lacking or just when they need a little pick-me-up in their daily practice, Catrin Green may just have the answer.

Thank you and remember -˜Respiration is not breathing', but this little book may just keep you breathing when you are struggling!
Guest | 05/12/2016 00:00
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