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For the last couple of high schools I visited I thought it worth bringing together into a post to look at the influence of external providers to transform the experience of the students.  I think it would be fair to…Continue Reading

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Los Altos HS Mountain View, Ca I was met last week by Greg Stoehr, department chair and ‘surf before school’ teacher of environmental science and biology at Los Altos HS. It was clear from the outset that schools I have…Continue Reading

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An interesting diversion from what I have seen and experienced so far has been my time at James Enochs High School in Modesto, California. Award-winning science maestro, Dave Menshew introduced me to his forensic science classes this week. This is part of the James Enochs…Continue Reading

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On a more topical note than normal the host of my most recent visit, Greg Stoehr from Los Altos high school in Mountain View California, has sent me the following link to a recent announcement that affects science teaching in…Continue Reading

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North Penn HS – The future is NEAR (Nanotechnology Education And Research…at North Penn high school) North Penn high school is a vast and complex operation. With over 3000 students from all backgrounds and with a huge variety of abilities…Continue Reading

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At Southampton high school I was lucky enough to meet one of their keen research students who had actively chased Greg Metzger about getting involved with a project. As a keen aquarist he very much wanted to know the best…Continue Reading

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I thought about combining blog posts and have resisted thus far as I don’t want to dilute the message and take away too much from each school. However, after my visit today to PRISMS (Princeton International School for Maths and…Continue Reading

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Bergen County Academies, New Jersey, is a rather difficult school to understand, for two reasons: One, because in its current form is only 20 years old and is still finding its feet and two, because their approach is so overwhelming…Continue Reading

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In my last post I spoke at length about the BIOBUS organisation, however a couple of days ago I was invited back to visit but this time in their purpose built static lab in the lower East side of Manhatten.…Continue Reading

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As you have probably realised reading my blog I am beginning to run out of superlatives to describe the people and organisations that I have visited and so it is unlikely that this post will do justice to the work…Continue Reading