2017 AP Chemistry Reading | Adrian

With 2017 AP Chemistry Reading finishing a few days ago, we have now begun to hear from some of the readers with their notes and reflections regarding the grading of the 2017 Operational Exam. I wanted to collate all that I have heard about the reading in this blog post, together with some data released by the College Board.

At the end of next month at ChemEd 2017, the TDC (test development committee) will provide their first official insight into the exam with the traditional “debrief”. At that meeting more details will emerge. I will report on that from ChemEd 2017 when it occurs in late…

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Starting From Here | e=mc2andallthat

It’s a variation on a classic Celtic joke which I’m sure that you’ve heard before, but here it is anyway.

Motorist: Can you tell me the way to Llanpumsaint please?

Welshman: Why yes, but I wouldn’t start from here if I were you…

I wouldn’t start from here. The joke, of course, is that we rarely have a choice of where we start from. We start from here because here is where we are. Here is where we start from, there is no choice.

David Hammer (2000) in “Student Resources For Learning Introductory Physics” offers a fascinating perspective on the varied points that students start from as…

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What does sewing mean to me | maz

This is my response to the question posed by Naomi – What does sewing mean to you?

 

I sew because I am (was) a Guide. This is the first sewing project I really undertook, although it is not (quite) all my own work. It was my Grandad’s army blanket – my sister has the matching pair – and my Nan sewed on the first 20 or so badges. I have had it since the age of ten, and now, at 39, it is ‘finished’. Well, it’s never quite finished, but I think it’s full. Over the years I have sewed on badges that have been swapped at local, national an international levels, those that I have bought at…

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National Baccalaureate for England: Join in; sign up with @natbacctrust | Tom Sherrington

In our view, establishing a National Baccalaureate for England is a policy gift for anyone responsible for taking our education system forward.  Thankfully, we don’t have to wait.  Schools and colleges can get started right away.

The National Baccalaureate for England now exists as a framework for ensuring all learners have a rich, broad curriculum experience throughout their school life, giving recognition for all their achievements.

The model is simple:  Core Learning + Personal Project + Personal Development Programme.

Details about the Nat Bacc core principles can be found here:…

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