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The Teaching Ladder

Early this year the Department for Education put out a poster which attempted to encourage people into teaching physics with the promise that they could become managers sooner than in other walks of life. Understandably this received a negative reaction from the physics community (and has since vanished!). After all, wanting to become a manager is not the right motivation or mindset you need to teach and inspire students about physics. But although I agree with that criticism, it did remind me of another concern I have over how we run our schools. Read On…