NASA’s Cassini mission Grand Finale

You might have seen today’s (25/4/17) Google Doodle recognising the Cassini mission to Saturn. Cassini – Huygens was a joint NASA/ESA mission to the Saturn system that launched in 1997. Cassini is an orbiter that has been flying in various...

If it doesn’t work …

Learning Outcome 6 in Physical World of the new Science course is Students should be able explain energy conservation and analyse processes in terms of energy changes and dissipation. I had already discussed with the class why a ball does...

A gentle nudge & new Kahoots.

I’ve started in a new school this year so I have inherited a number of classes from the previous teacher. I was recently going through my plan for the rest of the year with my 3rd years, when one of...

A different approach on discipline

I came across this article recently discussing a different approach towards discipling students. It argues, in certain cases, against the standard punishment/reward system that is currently used in most classrooms. Instead it argues for an approach where the student is...