=mc2andallthat is a Physics teacher with over twenty nine years at the chalkface (or in front of the interactive whiteboard, as modern parlance would have it).
As a result of this he is now a twisted, cynical and deeply degenerate wreck who, in spite of the best efforts of the hordes of beancounters, cassandras and naysayers who currently hold our noble profession in thrall, still manages to enjoy teaching.
Well, most of the time, anyway.
Gethyn Jones BSc., PGCE, MCCT lives in London with his lovely wife, Laurie and two rescue cats who rejoice in the classically-influenced names of Octavia Sadie and Alcestis Jerry.
After 22+ years as Head of Physics or similar roles in a range of state schools, he is now a teacher of physics at an independent school in London.
He contributed a chapter on ‘Electrolyzing Engelmann’ in the recent book Explicit and Direct Instruction edited by Adam Boxer and published by John Catt Educational as part of their ResearchED series. He is the co-author (with Adam Boxer and Heena Dave) of the book Cracking Key Concepts in Secondary Science which was published by Corwin on 27 July 2021. In January 2020, the CCT’s Impact journal published ‘Misconceptions, P-prims and Bridging Analogies in Physics Teaching‘.
In June 2020, he gave a presentation on ‘P-prims and the “Knowledge-in-Pieces” Model‘ at the ResearchED Norwich conference (online).
(‘About’ page updated Dec 2020)
The blog title is a salute to the supremely funny historical satire “1066 And All That” by Sellar and Yeatman.