Physics Day 17- Race to Tie

During our planning conversations last year, we talked about adding more lab-based assessments. This year, we added a Buggy Lab quiz, which is a paper and pencil quiz AND we brought back the Constant Velocity Challenge. Most of the team did the Dueling Buggies, which we did when I first started teaching Physics at SHC.Continue reading “Physics Day 17- Race to Tie”

2019-20 School Year Resolutions

HAPPY NEW YEAR! ūüéČ This year, I’m teaching THREE classes: Physics, Making Hacking & Tinkering (MHT), and AP Computer Science Principles (APCSP). I’m looking forward to learning about teaching a new course. The last couple of years, teaching MHT rekindled my joy for programming. I remember enjoying the coding classes during high school and undergrad. I thoughtContinue reading “2019-20 School Year Resolutions”

Physics Camp: Things that Crash!

Today, I used a lot of material from Mrs.¬†Freudenberg’s¬†friend, Griff Jones, who is also a modeler. His¬†IIHS-HLDI website¬†has a lot of fun lesson plans for Physics and Biology. (Note to self: This might be a really great entry point for social justice learning in Physics…not sure how yet, but could be…) ¬†I created a littleContinue reading “Physics Camp: Things that Crash!”

Physics Summer Camp- Things that Go!

I’m 3-4 years removed from middle school, and today, I was reminded of life before high school. Middle school students are energetic, creative, and curious about everything around them. Our Human Bingo card was a little challenging. I tried to make it as specific as possible to our local culture, and for it to takeContinue reading “Physics Summer Camp- Things that Go!”

Day 2 @CUE19

Shifting Math Culture Admittedly, I only attended this session because I was fangirling over @edcampOSjr stickers. Tech + hip-hop, what’s not to love? After the session, I’m realizing that the entire school culture is developed for learners to dislike math and critical thinking. There aren’t many opportunities for students to get up, walk around, takeContinue reading “Day 2 @CUE19”