Sciences are from Mars; Humanities are from Venus

teaching personally

I never expected a significant period towards the end of my career to be spent in ‘A’ Level Maths and Physics lessons – but that is the way it is currently panning out. My two days a week as an LSA are spent attached to sixth form students taking those subjects, and it has proved to be something of a culture shock. While it might not be widely practicable, the experience of spending an extended period watching teaching in subjects that are vastly different from one’s own is an experience that I think could be widely professionally beneficial.

It really does feel as though I am amongst people who inhabit a parallel universe; that is no criticism of them, their methods or their importance, but I cannot help but be repeatedly confronted by the fact that STEM subjects function in a completely different way from the (supposedly) softer ones in…

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About ijstock

I offer short courses in the basics of Critical Thinking to small groups. I am a former teacher with 30 years' experience. I taught CT to 'A' Level for a significant period.
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