Pedagogy

We Shall Have Music, We Shall Have Dancing, We Shall Have Great Rejoicing in the Air…Over a Table!

An introduction to a topic about a table with music, dances, with images small and big, old and new, simple and complex…and with a lot of rejoicing in the air! ๐Ÿ™‚ . . . → Read More: We Shall Have Music, We Shall Have Dancing, We Shall Have Great Rejoicing in the Air…Over a Table!

Pedagogy

“No Woman No Cry! No Woman No Cry!!”

No woman no cry/ No woman no cry…so starts the famous Bob Marley song. But what was it doing in my chemistry lessons? . . . → Read More: “No Woman No Cry! No Woman No Cry!!”

Pedagogy

No Chemistry…No Love!

IB Diploma Chemistry introductory PowerPoint presentation I would have started off an academic year with…and it’s all about love…for the love of the subject! ๐Ÿ™‚ . . . → Read More: No Chemistry…No Love!

Pedagogy

Speed: Nothing You Can’t Take

When I used to teach, I would begin a topic with a multi-media PowerPoint presentation to introduce the topic and for a few other reasons, one of which was to get some laughter from the students!

Guess what topic this was an introduction to? Follow the link to find out!

. . . → Read More: Speed: Nothing You Can’t Take

Chemistry, Enrichment Activities, IB Diploma Chemistry

Sugar Daddy…with Flare

Who says sugar is bad for children?! It’s especially not bad in a chemistry classroom where it can be used to create flares and to bring chemistry alive! This is the 6th Beauties vs. Brawns challenge. . . . → Read More: Sugar Daddy…with Flare

Pedagogy

The Name’s Bond…Chemical Bond

When I used to teach, I would begin a topic with a multi-media PowerPoint presentation to introduce the topic and for a few other reasons, one of which was to get some laughter from the students!

This is the introductory presentation I used to introduce my chemistry students to the topic of Chemical Bond.

. . . → Read More: The Name’s Bond…Chemical Bond

Chemistry, Enrichment Activities, IB Diploma Chemistry

Speaking Volumes…in Chemistry

When liquids interact, there’s lots to talk about in Chemistry. In this particular challenge, my students had to figure out what happens when two liquids are mixed. . . . → Read More: Speaking Volumes…in Chemistry

Chemistry, Enrichment Activities, IB Diploma Chemistry

The Gunpowder Challenge: The Explosive Meet

Gunpowder chemistry in the classroom! My first year IB Chemistry students prepare gunpowder mixture and test them. The results, of course, are quite dramatic! . . . → Read More: The Gunpowder Challenge: The Explosive Meet

Chemistry, Enrichment Activities, IB Diploma Chemistry

Mole Challenge: Can You Burrow Through This?

How do we count things that cannot be counted directly, such as the number of sand grains in the Sahara desert? And what does that have anything to do with Chemistry? . . . → Read More: Mole Challenge: Can You Burrow Through This?

Pedagogy

Teach, to Learn; Learn, to Teach

Are you a teacher and want to improve the learning outcomes of your students?

If you do, you also need to be learning, constantly, by looking for, and trying out, new ways of delivering your lessons.

. . . → Read More: Teach, to Learn; Learn, to Teach

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