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About e=mc2andallthat

Physics teacher of over 20 years experience who still enjoys teaching (well, most of the time anyway). He lives in London with his lovely wife and insane cat. Please follow him on Twitter @emc2andallthat

Teaching Electric Circuits? Climb On Board The Coulomb Train!

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: teaching electric circuits is hard. Providing your students with a conceptual model can, in my opinion, be immensely helpful. In recent years, I have used…

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Assessment Will Eat Itself

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Seemingly a lifetime ago I remember writing about the worst mark scheme ever written. Jon Tomsett recently wrote a searing blogpost about a more recent version. Laura then took me to her classroom, where…

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Ohm From Ohm

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Amongst the myriad inconveniences and troubles of a Physics teacher’s life, the choice of the symbols commonly used to represent voltage, current and resistance, must surely rank in the top ten. V is for…

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Teaching Magnification Using the Singapore Bar Model

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He was particularly indignant against the almost universal use of the word idea in the sense of notion or opinion, when it is clear that idea can only signify something of which an image…

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Markopalypse Now

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AHT VAL: And once you’ve finished marking your students’ books and they have responded IN DETAIL to your DETAILED comments, you must take them in again and mark them a second time using a…

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Whither Edu-blogging?

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The task of an author is, either to teach what is not known, or to recommend known truths by his manner of adorning them. Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, 27 March 1750 I regret to…

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Electrifying Engelmann

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It is a long-standing and melancholy truth that, despite the best efforts of many legions of Physics teachers, many students continue to not only dislike electricity, but to hate it with the white-hot intensity of a…

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