Thinking about actions to take(Suggestions)

There's a good chance you could improve your teaching if you were to:

Try these

  • using efficiency as a technical term, perhaps reserving effectiveness for the more general idea of getting stuff done well
  • using apparatus, words and diagrams together to develop accounts
  • developing physical descriptions before accounts that use energy and power
  • emphasising the practical consequences of calculations with power and energy
  • Teacher Tip: Work through the Physics Narrative to find these lines of thinking worked out and then look in the Teaching Approaches for some examples of activities.

    Avoid these

  • calculating without sharing the purpose of the calculations
  • running together different steps of multi-step arguments
  • confusing snapshots with processes
  • Teacher Tip: These difficulties are distilled from: the research findings; the practice of well-connected teachers with expertise; issues intrinsic to representing the physics well.

    Prepare for teaching across the topic using these links

    topic kitset topic path core ideas (topic) decisions to make (topic) suggestions (for the topic) topic issues

    This is a nugget in the TL thread – connect all three threads from any link

    Physics Narrative (PN) Teaching & Learning Issues(TL) Teaching Approaches(TA)


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