Rob Butler was a special school science teacher for twenty years, with the last six as a deputy head. He’s worked with mainstream schools as an advanced skills teacher (AST) and has also been on the TES science panel. Rob stepped down from teaching at Christmas to reduce his hours and go part-time. He’s now a field officer the Association for Science Education (ASE) and sits on their 11–19 committee, keeping his finger on the pulse of science education.
Rob is also the secondary lead for two of his local science learning partnerships and writes resources for lower attaining students for a major publisher. Rob also blogs at his own website, fiendishlyclever, and is often recognised by teachers who have used his resources in their own lessons.
Where to start with teach-to-the-top differentiation
Don’t limit your students: try this approach and provide everyone the support they need to reach the top
Improve executive function skills for all
Develop students’ organisational skills to help them get everyday tasks done efficiently
Targeted exam prep for students with SEN
Make sure pupils with additional needs get a fair shot
Improve numeracy for all
Help your students improve their numeracy skills with these simple learning aids
Tackling practicals for students with SEND
It’s easy when you’re prepared
How to develop your students’ science vocabulary
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Rob Butler shares his highlights from the Association for Science Education annual conference at the University of Birmingham