Jan. 30th, 2010

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As a primary teacher I teach everything - reading, writing, maths, social studies, arts, health, technology and science. Over the last four years, I've been reflecting on my teaching and improving wherever I can. And now I'm attacking science.

The thing is - at one point in time I loved science. As in, I got the best marks in my grade in science. But then came Year 11 subject choice time, and I couldn't do my preferred Physics, (I did Chemistry instead) and somewhere along the line, I stopped being enthralled by it.

Which makes it hard to teach it with the kind of passion it deserves.

I'm also let down by a lackluster syllabus and a severe lack of equipment/materials.

But I'm determined. I am, with whatever is accessible to me, going to put together science workshops for the students in which they can explore and investigate with as much hands on stuff as possible. If I could only work out where to begin.

Where would you begin? With the syllabus? With a list of questions? With experiments? And how can I get past my learned ambivalence about science to love it again. I know there are science-y people on here - please help me!!

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