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How to succeed in your teacher training – and enjoy it

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How to not only survive the initial teacher training year, but to thrive

Education in Chemistry

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Put organic chemistry concepts in context

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3 ways to teach 14–16 students how to apply their knowledge to new scenarios and prepare them for exams

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Strategies to boost learning

By Bill Wilkinson

You’ll be hooked on these approaches to improving the quality of student work

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Locked-out learners

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How to get students back into learning

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  • When life gives you lemons (or oranges)

  • Don’t go breakin’ (down) my (love) heart

  • Fire stopper

  • Avogadro in action

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Harness self-regulation to nurture independent study skills

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Follow these tips to engage students with learning processes

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Students’ writing reveals understanding of electron pushing

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Use written assignments to probe student understanding of organic mechanisms

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New scaffolding method improves student argumentation

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The key to a good argument is flowing SOLO

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Should we teach chemistry from primary?

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Secondary school teacher Ian Stuart shares the benefits of teaching atomic theory to seven- and eight-year olds

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The exams balancing act

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This hasn’t been a normal summer. And the chaos caused by concerns about grade inflation won’t just affect this year’s students

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Tackling practicals in a Covid-secure way

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What will practical classes look like next year? One technician shares their thoughts

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  • How to teach materials at 11–14

  • How to approach graphs in chemistry

  • How to teach chemical energetics

  • How to make effective use of pre-recorded lessons

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Salt crystal grows legs

The hydrophobic surface avoidance techniques of salt

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Nanoparticles stopping tooth decay

Cerium oxide works to disrupt cavity-forming biofilms

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Face masks and coronavirus

The science behind face coverings

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Merging solar cell and battery tech

Photo-rechargeable electrochemical cells

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