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Teaching science is no simple task. Science teachers must wrestle with highly abstract and demanding concepts, ideas which have taken humanity’s greatest minds thousands of years to formulate and refine. Communicating these great and awesome theories involves careful forethought and planning. We need to deliver crystal clear explanations, guide students as they develop their embryonic knowledge and then release them to develop their thinking independently, all the while curating and tending to their long-term understanding as it develops over time.
In Teaching Secondary Science: A Complete Guide, Adam breaks down the complex art of teaching science into its component parts, providing a concrete and comprehensive set of evidence-informed steps to nurturing brilliant science students. Adam hopes that you finds this book interesting, but his main aim is for you to find it useful. Useful when it comes to sketching out your curriculum, useful when preparing your explanations, useful for mapping out how you will check student understanding and useful for all other aspects of science teaching. This is a truly complete guide, and science teachers of any experience will find it packed with ideas that are new, challenging, interesting and, most importantly, useful.
About the Author
Adam Boxer is the Head of Science at The Totteridge Academy in North London. Somewhat obsessed with evidence-based practice, Adam has been heavily involved with researchEd, has led on CPD nationally and internationally and is a highly sought-after lecturer and teacher trainer. Adam served as the inaugural Managing Editor of CogSciSci, a grassroots organisation of over 1500 science teachers focused on the use of cognitive science in the science classroom, and has published a number of books and revision guides. Adam is also co-founder and Education Director at Carousel Learning, an innovative online platform aimed at building effective study habits in students.