About the CEO Blog
Annette Smith took up the post of Chief Executive at ASE in March 2009 (read Annette's full bio). Her blog features discussions on the latest professional issues for science teachers, event reviews and science education policy.
- Would Goldilocks prefer clusters?
CEO asks whether the Goldilocks principle of optimum size can be applied to schools and science education
- Sounds of summer
ASE Chief Executive, Annette Smith reflects on the outcomes of the ASE Summer Celebration Conference.
- My favourite waste of time…..
ASE CEO, Annette Smith asks is homework pointless? Is it of little significance to learning?
- Science teaching, nursing and cat-burgling
What do these 3 have in common? ASE CEO blogs about what it means to be a professional this month. Also a quick update on ASE's involvement with SCORE's Resourcing Practical Science reports and the new Safeguards and Publications Specialist Groups.
- The little things that you say and do……
The little things that you say and do…… ASE CEO Blog February 2013
- A point of view
Guest Blog: I was delighted to receive this reflection on the ASE Annual Conference from a member who hasn’t been well enough to attend for some time. Some will remember Max de Boo MBE for her work with ASE on primary science – my regret is that I didn’t manage to catch up with her in person this time.
- Annette Smith, ASE Chief Executive
- Blogging from Baku
I’ve never been to Azerbaijan, so it isn’t fair to say that I am blogging from Baku – however the alliteration was too tempting and, as I write Baku is 35,000 feet below me.
- It may be winter outside…..
As the song says - but in my heart it’s spring – not quite as at the ASE we’re in the final stages of preparation for the Annual Conference and as I write, the ASE is precisely 49 years and 11 months old.
- Freeing the mind of anecdote
It is one of the great misfortunes for the development of education systems that almost all politicians, political commentators and for that matter, men and women in the street, went to school.
- Amazing brains
The business of setting and marking external exams is complex and requires adjustment post the exam sitting, based on what happens in the exam hall.