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Always do this before you try to answer a question on a worksheet or a test.

I would have thought it was obvious but it wasn’t obvious to (at least) three Year 11 Physics students in a class of about 20. I had just finished teaching them the Law of Refraction using LEM’s Shedding Light on Refraction program. The bonus feature on this program explains how ...
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A Much Easier Way

What a teaching round! I recently had to supervise a pre-service teacher (what we used to call a student teacher). This was the last of three rounds that he did with me this year. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to let him teach the recommended number of lessons on his previous ...
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The First Thing I Tell A New Class.

Hi everyone. My name is Mr Liacos and I’m going to be your Science teacher this year. I’m hoping that you’ll enjoy Science. We’re going to do pracs, theory work, assignments, and other things, and by the end of the year you’ll know a lot more than you do now! ...
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Statistically speaking, people are highly likely to misinterpret statistics!

Statistics are not easy to understand. They speak broadly of a whole population but say nothing about individual cases. I was watching a show on TV recently that reported that a study has found that in 70% of households women do more of the domestic duties (cleaning, cooking, ironing etc.) ...
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Still Useful Four Decades Later

For a long time, teachers taught knowledge that they had acquired to students who had not yet acquired it. With the internet, we are no longer necessarily taught by teachers who are in a classroom with us, but we can easily search for, read up on, and learn stuff from ...
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