Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)
Chaos and control and icecream
What happens when a teacher has an unexpected variable in one chaotic Year 7 science class and neat control in another? The teacher then has the perfect experimental conditions to test his or her teaching skills. The author explains using the example of her science class having to conduct their icecream-eating activity on the move from a pre-assigned laboratory to a normal classroom. She was forced to step out of her comfort zone and to improvise, which was risky and exhausting, but in the end it was a valuable and worthwhile learning experience for both the teacher and her students. [Author abstract, ed]
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