Week 2: Uniform Acceleration

After writing Brain Mush, I felt like I was on fire and ready to write. Not sure what happened Tuesday through Friday, but it did feel like a whirlwind. I might say that the pace was constantly accelerating, and when the weekend hit, I needed to gather myself. I ended up writing an initial planContinue reading “Week 2: Uniform Acceleration”

Day 4: Energy Buckets and Buggy Lab

I’m not used to coming into my next session with questions. I like to feel confident that I understood completely what happened the day before, but I need to sit with that (and remember that I will have students feeling this way). We do start our day off with a Jamboard of creating a systemContinue reading “Day 4: Energy Buckets and Buggy Lab”

Day 2- Computational Modeling Physics First (CMPF)

We started today off with reviewing our discussion from yesterday. First, we made WB of how a flipbook would look like if we drew the motion. I guess it’s more like a comic strip than a flipbook, but you get the point. Our group got to examine what mass on a spring looked like. WeContinue reading “Day 2- Computational Modeling Physics First (CMPF)”

Distance Learning Week 4 & 5

We had practice Distance Learning days scheduled for March 11-12, but then the rest of the Bay Area went into Shelter-in-Place around March 16th. The week before Easter Break, the wonderful Mrs. F and I discovered┬áSlidesMania templates. We both thought of using it somehow, but then forgot to tell each other. I thought I’d tryContinue reading “Distance Learning Week 4 & 5”

4th Quarter- First Day of School

It is the fourth quarter it should be our last sprint towards the finish line. But it isn’t. I’m finding myself making new material in this last quarter. There were assumptions I made about student knowledge, which in retrospect, I really shouldn’t have made any assumptions. This is great practice for me moving forward. Now,Continue reading “4th Quarter- First Day of School”

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! In my 11th year of teaching, I’ve lightweight decided it’s time to start a blog of my journey as a teacher. I’ve dabbled in blogs and websites before as a requirement for my TeacherEd courses, but also as a tool for students. After discovering that all the stuff I built inContinue reading “The Journey Begins”