Book Review: The Perfect (Ofsted) Science Lesson by John Beasley

Review First Published in the December 2014 UKEdMagazine

Science certainly is not a static subject. New discoveries are being unearthed on a daily basis and the opportunities to get pupils enthused in the world around them are boundless.

As teachers, we can get stuck in a rut, concentrating on the same strategies and pedagogical ideas that were the foundation of our training. With so many strands of the curriculum to cover, how is it possible to keep updated with the latest scientific thinking and experiments, and how is it possible to keep updated with all the latest ideas?

In his new book The Perfect Science Lesson, John Beasley takes a look at what is and isn’t working in science teaching and then offers effective strategies for improving enjoyment and achievement.

The Perfect Science Lesson includes:

Strategies that can be used immediately for primary and secondary science classrooms and labs; Links to 2014 inspection criteria; Advice on engaging starters and developing pupils as outstanding learners through metacognition, mood control, growth mindset and good learning habits; How to plan for and retain engagement during the lesson with a variety of suggested activities; The crucial role of feedback for all and especially of imperative feedback for pupils; The latest research on what works to improve motivation and outcomes for learners; And much more!

This book is suitable for trainee and newly qualified teachers and for re-invigorating outstanding teaching practice for all, including experienced science teachers.

View The Perfect (Ofsted) Science Lesson by John Beasley on Amazon at bit.ly/perfectsci priced at £9.99.*

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