Monthly Archives: September 2012
Having to fill in to help run the sound and light board for a lecture tonight gave me a chance to play with the new RGB LED stage lights. There are so many physics lessons here—color mixing, how LEDs work, … Continue reading
Grant Lichtmann is visionary educational leader who has embarked upon a 12 week adventure visiting 50 schools all across the nation to study innovation in education. He’s writing about all of his visits on his blog, The Learning Pond. Early … Continue reading
My school has family style meals. This means that every day I sit down for lunch (or dinner on Wednesdays) with 2 students from each grade, and we talk about our day. These tables rotate every 3 weeks. Conversations can … Continue reading
Today I got to ride the school’s bucket truck 22 feet up to drop a basketball for a 3acts problem we are developing for Algebra II. Too bad I forgot about parallax, but I might still be able to salvage … Continue reading
A free day is a day where the headmaster decides on a whim that it’s much too nice a day to sit inside in school, and gives everyone the day off to go outside and play, and later catch up … Continue reading
After flying back from Atlanta, we made a brief stop at the Children’s Museum of Baltimore. I call this “baby in a hyperboloid”. This was a great toy at the museum. So much to explore here with physics. As you … Continue reading
A great alternative to the guest book at my sister-in-law’s wedding. The geeky teacher in me would love to have a similar tree of my students.
I interrupt this teaching blog for a dose of cuteness. I’m back in Atlanta for the wedding of my sister in law, and we were able to schedule a reunion of our daughter and her friend from our nanny share.
On a recent assessment, I gave my Algebra II Honors students Dan Meyer’s grocery data to see what sense they could make of it. After the assessment, I showed them how this analysis led to multiple chances at fame for … Continue reading