Day 21- It’s Friday!

Today, we whiteboarded some of the homework. I’m really glad we did, because although the students were able to regurgitate some information, there were some heavy misconceptions. Misconception #1 Thought: The position is decreasing as the velocity is decreasing. The object is not accelerating because it is slowing down. Although the position is decreasing, it isContinue reading “Day 21- It’s Friday!”

Day 17- Building continued

Day 1 of Building- Students mainly counted their LEGO pieces. The reason we do this is so that students know how many pieces they have and have discussions of how they can use certain pieces that didn’t initially show up in their Plan phase. This is one of the videos created by the students toContinue reading “Day 17- Building continued”

Day 16- Acceleration Intro

Whoa! I’m not a fan of the class days where I have to do a lot of talking and explaining. The students get bored, everyone gets restless staying in their seats. The discussion was totally worth it. First, we asked the students to draw something fast and slow. We got a lot of fast raceContinue reading “Day 16- Acceleration Intro”

Class 12 Physics- Proportional Reasoning

We had a Physics Learning Team meeting, and we looked over where we are today compared to what we did last year. We are behind. I know that we took an extra day to make sure we really knew how to write the Claims and Evidence for the CER (Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning). However, I’mContinue reading “Class 12 Physics- Proportional Reasoning”

Day 10 MHT- Field trip to Chorus Room

MHT students went across the street to the DePaul campus to see the construction of the chorus room. It was supposed to be ready by the end of the summer, but there were some complications. One of the main complications was that the hole (or something like it) required by HVAC could not be supportedContinue reading “Day 10 MHT- Field trip to Chorus Room”

Day 9- Quiz, Iso Name, College Dorm Planning Day 2

We took our very first pencil and paper quiz. Students had to convert mat plans to iso/ortho views of the structure. Most of the students did well. Quite a few misread the front. I think we’ll have to review where the front is on a mat plan. Very few students struggled and asked for cubesContinue reading “Day 9- Quiz, Iso Name, College Dorm Planning Day 2”

Day 8 Physics-Quiz Preparation

All my Physics related blog posts are probably going to start with I hate how Schoology is down for our freshmen class. It’s really throwing a wrench in my organization and work flow. Over the long weekend, we assigned some homework pages that are meant to be practice for students about graphs and equations. IContinue reading “Day 8 Physics-Quiz Preparation”

Day 8- College Dorm Project Day 1

Today, I introduced our big building design project. In the past, students were required to design a building, any kind of building, using all the pieces that come in the Lego Architecture Studio box. Students were not allowed to create pools out of leftover pieces. What ended up happening last year is that students builtContinue reading “Day 8- College Dorm Project Day 1”

Days 5-7: 3 Days of Buggy Lab Discussion

THREE DAYS!!! Three days of discussing the Buggy Lab. It really didn’t help that Schoology is down. I totally messed up and made like three assignments of the same assignment in Google classroom. So naturally, we have confusion. Learning is hard enough without our tools malfunctioning. With this hurdle, listening and paying attention have becomeContinue reading “Days 5-7: 3 Days of Buggy Lab Discussion”