Monthly Archives: September 2012

Day 25: Stage mixing

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

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Day 24: Meeting Grant Lichtmann

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

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Day 23: Ethical question of the week

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

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Day 22: First time in a bucket truck

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

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Day 21: Free day

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

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Day 20: Math and physics at the Children’s Museum

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

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Day 19: A Wedding Tree

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.

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Day 18: Reunion

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.

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Day 17: Discoveries in the express lane

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

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Day 16: Triangle squared

I’ve written before how I’m trying to keep a math notebook/journal of problems I’m working on, in an effort to develop a useful notebook keeping method for students. Today, I’m proud to announce what I think is the first solution … Continue reading

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