We had our first board meetings in both of our classes today. Honors physics was debriefing a modified buggy lab we are doing using Scribblar2 robots, and Intro Physics did a sort of halftime whiteboarding session to discuss our work on the batteries vs peanuts experiment. In both cases, I was reminded of just how amazing it is to see students who are swimming in confusion come together in a board meeting, compare ideas, and develop new understanding together, along with a host of additional questions.
I’m going to try to be more intentional about collecting whiteboards this year, so for lack of a better system, I’m going to post them here in two galleries. If you’re interested, I’ve got some class video here as well of each of these discussions.