Welcome to you 'physics classroom assistants' - this page tells you how best to use this site!
I hope that you will find this site useful.
Being a classroom assistant in a lab is daunting and exhausting - you are confronted with the misconceptions pupils hold, first hand and also need to be aware of general safety issues for working in a lab.
I have had positive feedback from teachers who have used this site to research background to lesson material and to look for advice on how to tackle misconceptions and I feel that classroom assistants will also find it useful.
I am a trained mentor for PGCE students from Birmingham University and have always enjoyed having PGCE students 'under my wing'.
I have listed 'site jumps' that I think you will find useful. Some of the subjects covered relate to the UK educational system - others will be useful to classroom assistants from any country.
The 'Exam Skills' menu choice will take you to a selection of helpful articles on examination technique, revision tips etc. It is a useful section to look at if you want to help your students improve their general skills.
The 'UK Key Stages' choice in that menu takes you to the three secondary school 'key stages'
Each stage has interactive syllabuses which link to background pages where relevant.
Finding the Physics Information you need
The topic menu bar (on the left) allows you to jump straight to a page of information on the topic you are interested in.
A dropdown menu allows you to find sub-topics within the general area.
You can also search within this site for any pages that contain a 'word' that interests you. Just use the Google search facility at the top of the page. Type in a word like 'force' and a page of links within this site will be listed for you.
The graphic below shows a small fraction of the pages that will appear...
The Contact section includes links to My YouTube Page. This hosts all of the animations I have uploaded; There is also a link that takes you to the Facebook and Twitter pages and an e-mail contact page.