Applying Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction to Online Classrooms

Rosenshine’s ten principles of instruction have been written about many times and are used by many schools to inform their teaching and learning. If this is new to you, you can find the original article here and some good blog posts here and here (from Tom Sherrington and Oliver Caviglioli). And for another view point, […]

Choosing your online classroom

A virtual learning environment (VLE)  allows you to offer face-face, collaborative online instruction. The teacher and students come together at an agreed upon time for a lesson similar to if they all came together in a normal classroom. There are many different types of software that you could use as your virtual classroom, so you […]

Why does sodium chloride dissolve?

I recently came across a question on Twitter about sodium chloride (salt) dissolving in water. The question was effectively: “If the bonds between the Na+ and Cl– ions are so strong, why is water able to break these bonds?”  There are probably several ways to answer this question and the most satisfying will probably involve […]

Using a Chemistry Glossary

In this short post, I will briefly discuss how I use a glossary of chemistry terms to support student learning. You can find the glossary here. Feel free to make a copy and use as you see fit (please note that it is a live document and so is constantly updated as I teach!). Why […]


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