For more information about Girls and Women in STEM the WISE Campaign provides information and training.
Welcome to WISE - Promoting female talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from classroom to boardroom
If you want to go further these links are to useful resource for girl-friendly physics teaching
For more on the theory of good practice in engaging girls see
“Girls into physics Action Research – interim and final reports”
The Research Brief contains recommendations from the Girls into physics project and highlights the key findings of the evaluation:
The full Research Report contains the theory of change model developed for the evaluation, rich data from teachers and students and further analysis of key issues. The analysis will be useful for informing CPD development using action research approaches with teachers and students
- Planning and reflection - physics teachers considering gender issues in their teaching;
- Intellectual engagement - communicating the nature of physics through high-quality and enthusiastic teaching;
- Life choices - raising girls' awareness of the relevance of physics to their future.
For general good advice on teaching physics, with supporting resources for teaching all topics at secondary school level see Supporting Physics Teaching – this is particularly useful for new or non-specialist teachers.
Supporting Physics Teaching
The Supporting Physics Teaching initiative is intended to support specialist and non-specialist teachers who teach physics in the early years of secondary education.
To get involved in professional discussions with other physics teachers join ‘Talk physics’
It’s not just another networking site; TalkPhysics is the home of professional physics education discussions.