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Calling all budding writers who want to write about their subject

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by TES_Rosaline, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Hi all,

    Some of you may already be aware that we have created a new dedicated hub for teachers to write about the subject they teach and how they go about teaching it.

    Subject Genius was launched in July and aims to bring together some of the best subject specialist writers around. The blogs are produced by teachers, for teachers and will explore the trickiest subjects to teach, the peskiest issues in the curriculum and the most enjoyable ways to approach different parts of your discipline.

    A number of teachers have already produced some interesting posts:

    https://www.tes.com/news/subject-genius

    https://www.tes.co.uk/news/blog/rethinking-teaching-norman-conquest-gcse-and-a-level

    https://www.tes.co.uk/news/blog/introducing-year-7s-delights-poetry

    https://www.tes.co.uk/news/blog/time-travel-possible-teaching-theory-relativity



    All we ask is that you contribute a blog post at least once a month, on the subject that you teach, where you can provide insights and inspiration to help your colleagues working in the same area in other schools around the country, and the world. If you’re an uploader to TES resources, then this would likely drive downloads too.

    We would like to build up a network of bloggers (Subject Geniuses) covering every subject on the curriculum.

    If you’re interested in becoming a regular Subject Genius, then please let me know by sending me a private message with your contact details including your email address.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. maths126

    maths126 New commenter

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  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter



    More Blob than blog, NCETM's Departmental Workshops are concerned with the hegemony of the NCETM vision of 'professional development' and maths education while TES simply wishes to 'drive downloads' of resources. NQTs, if they have discernment, might find elements of either or both of them useful as stepping stones from the appalling state of current ITE to their own practice but I expect that most of us here will just get on with teaching.


     
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  4. Doug1943

    Doug1943 New commenter

    Perhaps this could be useful, nonetheless.

    People who have 'expertise' typically have accumulated hundreds of little bits of useful knowledge, 'tricks', awarenesses, etc. the articulation of which may not fit into the TES Download or NCETM frameworks.

    For instance, last year I went to a conference where one of the presentations included 'words not to use' and 'geometric shapes not to display', unless you wanted to reduce your teen-age listeners to paroxysms of stifled giggles. Quite useful, actually.

    Ref the newly-arrived Canadian teacher who announced to her class on a brisk January day, "Gosh! If I had known it was going to be so cold, I would have worn some pants!"
     
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  5. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    If anyone is interested in becoming a regular Subject Genius contributor please send me a private message (conversation) with your email address.

    Thank you.
     
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  6. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I would but I'm afraid that I might inadvertently commit the horrific sin of metaphor.
     
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  7. ningningza

    ningningza New commenter

  8. adamcreen

    adamcreen Occasional commenter

    No mention of money. Last three times I wrote for the TES they paid me by the word.
     
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  9. Skillsheets

    Skillsheets Occasional commenter

    And your words and advice are worth it Adam
     

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