By re-focusing on the process students go through to get the correct answer, rather than the correct answer in isolation, I believe we can better support students in developing vital problem solving-skills.
It’s vital that we engage young learners with scientific ideas, but it can be challenging to balance this with other demands of the curriculum as well as financial pressure on resources. With that in mind, here are five quick and easy ways to start communicating science ideas in your primary school.
The demands of teaching are such that it is often easier to go to work ill than to call in sick. What with the planning involved and the pile of marking left to welcome you back, many teachers just don’t do it!
Teaching is a demanding job and it attracts very conscientious people. Teachers, while definitely not saints, do have a tendency to put others’ needs before their own. It is easy to do, when you are caught up in the daily bustle of school and home life.