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Calling all budding writers who want to write about their subject

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

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Hello,

    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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Done it. I have co-authored a best selling physics A level text book many years ago and although time consuming and stressful it has to be one of the highlights of my career. It did enough to go to 2nd edition but that was all. I'm not going to give a reference to it because that would give away my much valued anonymity here.

    Written in the early 90's, Nasty party Baker et al were well into denigrating teachers morale (what changes?) and it was a breath of fresh air to be treated with respect by the publishers like I was used to in my previous occupation before I entered teaching.

    Two ego moments stand out. We were having a Christmas get together meal with some of my wife's relatives (who I have always felt a bit inferior to) and their daughter told everybody at the table that our text book was their prescribed reader for her A level physics. I floated off my chair.

    I was in Smith's looking at the text books when I encountered an ex colleague from before I entered teaching. He was looking for some text books for his children, and I was able to point out our book on the shelves.

    Put down moments though. I went into our local library to donate a copy, expecting to be greeted royally. Not so! They were very suspicious of me and made no commitments to take it, before talking to their bosses. I suppose they must get a few strange people offering them books. The same thing happened when I donated the second edition a few years later. The books did appear on the shelves though, but have disappeared on "long term loan".

    My big desire now is to find one in a secondhand book store. Hasn't happened yet though.
     
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  4. expert_resources

    expert_resources New commenter

    I am really interested in this. I am senior physics examiner and teacher of physics/science. However I cannot send a private message. Is there any other way to get in contact?
     

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