Better teaching: Wonder in Science (and why we hide it)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious". Einstein
     

Teachers who make physics boring are criminals - Walter Lewin

Link YouTube. 4 mins.
"If you want to communicate the beauty of a subject, you have to do it in person, and you have to remember that what you are really communicating is passion.” Link Italian theoretical physicist, Carlo Rovelli being interviewed by the Telegraph. Teaching in my opinion is not an intellectual thing, it’s an emotional thing.
Poem: Naming of parts. One of my old blogposts on this poem which contrasts a lesson on military ordanance to the beauty of a flower
Storify: Make Science tell a story Unfortunately you won't find this approach in textbooks.
From danielwillingham.com
"The best science teachers, seen as part of this survey, set out to ‘first maintain curiosity’ in their pupils. " Pleasantly surprising publication from British Inspectorate entitled Ofsted Maintaining curiosity: a survey into science education in schools
Pioneering Scientist Rachel Carson on Wonder, Parenting, and Why It’s More Vital to Feel than to Know Beautiful post from brainpickings.org
" If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder . . . he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in."

" . . . the enjoyment of science is as important as anything else. " Essay on Feynman from brainpickings.org
"The concept of electron has been stripped to words devoid of stories." Beautiful post from http://doyle-scienceteach.blogspot.ie
The magic of science - magnetism YouTube clip from 2veritasium. It's all about passion.
Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013 Almost all Science-related
Richard Dawkins - Appetite for Wonder
Science imagery with voiceover from Dawkins on the importance of the sense of mystery in our world.

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