Transcript The questions you might be asked
Tips & Guidance Seminar
• Logistics – now, just before, on the day • Know your audience • Ideas and supporting materials • Questions from you … ?
Things to establish before you go to school • What are you doing?
• With whom?
• For how long?
• You are NOT there to teach their children alone - classroom/behaviour management still the responsibility of the teacher • Can you take pictures?
Things to check in advance
• Is powerpoint available?
• What will school provide?
• Classroom / hall unlikely to have black-out facilities; use really clear images • How many pupils will you be working with or talking to? SEN?
• Tell school what you need them to provide? – best to take your own. Ask but don’t rely!!
• Plugs / water / sinks ???
• Would a pre-visit help you? Can this be arranged?
• Share your ppt with link teacher
Code of Conduct • Consider your language • Watch out for suggestive comments • Be aware of personal space • Avoid physical contact • Don’t single people out • Watch out for causing embarrassment • Try not to be left on your own with pupils
Just getting there
• Allow plenty of time – Norwich ring road!
• The school run • Parking at school !
• The front door(s)! • Getting stuff to/from the car – helpers?
• Signing-in / out / wearing a visitors badge
NEVER BE LATE!
What can you offer to do?
• Hands-on - very popular • All children like WOW factor things – explosions / noises / colour • If giving school assembly, think of concentration spans of 4 – 11 year olds!
The questions you might be asked • How much do you earn?
• What have you discovered?
• Why do you do science?
Be a good KISSAR – keep it short, simple and real Don’t forget to mention the travel aspect, include pictures
DO NOT TAKE…
• ‘dirty’ objects / kit / labcoats • Hazardous chemicals – ethidium bromide contaminated pipettes!
• Hazardous organisms – plant/microbe • Anything genetically modified • PAT testing
When Preparing your Presentation...
• Ask questions , such that you can gauge the knowledge base of your audience and adapt your talk accordingly • Decide on the message of your talk ….what are you trying to achieve • Pitch to the right level • Speak slowly • Simplify your talk Don’t overwhelm them with too much information • Take time to explain terminology ……eg leukocyte = white blood cell
Think about your Audience
• You need to pitch your message for your audience, think about their interests, and use appropriate examples.
• What is relevant, of interest to an 15 -18 yr old?
Whole Body Speaking
Questioning & Listening
– Catch their attention •
– Make it familiar and understandable •
– Now comes the information
• • 500 PACKETS OF FORGET-me-NOTS http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/web/nsew/ • • • - What on Earth Project / Free resources / Taster pack http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/society/schools/schools index.aspx