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BTSN – 2017

Welcome to Back-to-School Night 2017 I am always honored to meet the parents of the students I am lucky to have in my classes. This presentation is a brief overview … Continue reading

2017-09-14

Welcome to the School Year!

You can’t imagine how excited get every year to start the school year. One of the unique joys of being a teacher is that I get to experience renewal every … Continue reading

2016-08-24

G5HW

I am introducing a new policy as it relates to grading homework in all of my classes. While I am loathe to make changes midstream, I think it is important enough to … Continue reading

2016-01-22 · 1 Comment

LNB 2.0

Please refer to the LNB guidelines posted on the site: LINK

2016-01-19

Digital LNB

Introduction I am ready to implement yet another way of using a digital lab notebook in my classes. My attempts in the past have all possessed critical flaws that make … Continue reading

2015-05-12

Data Analysis – The Power of Excel

Assignment Objectives Learn how to use a spreadsheet to record data. Use Google Sheets to collaborate with others on data collection Move spreadsheets between Google Sheets and MS Excel Perform … Continue reading

2014-11-16

Real Student-Teacher Conversations

Sometimes I try to imagine my job, my profession, as a series of conversations. Of course, this is actually true in a literal sense, as my entire professional worth (most … Continue reading

2013-12-08

Digital Textbooks

Blah, blah, blah (new beginning)…. blah, blah, blah (digital classroom)… blah, blah, blah (classroom of the future)… If you know me then you know that I have been stretching to … Continue reading

2013-08-16

AP Chemistry: “The Deal”

Students, there is more debate about the objective of AP courses than you might imagine. That is to say, if you surveyed all of the teachers of AP courses at … Continue reading

2013-02-18 · 1 Comment

Students’ Problem-Solving Audience

Try as I might to be open about how students should complete and submit homework problems, I have arrived at an old conclusion: the audience matters. What exactly does this … Continue reading

2011-11-02 · 1 Comment

Welcome to the School Year!

You can’t imagine how excited get every year to start the school year. One of the unique joys of being a teacher is that I get to experience renewal every … Continue reading

2011-08-28

The Two Things in Technology

I am getting cranky in my old age, and that must be clear to the many people I encounter in my life. Maybe I have been at this teaching “thing” … Continue reading

2011-08-03

Got Finals?

Over the past few weeks, I have been reflecting on what is appropriate to include on the final exam for physics honors this semester. It might surprise you to know … Continue reading

2011-05-22

File Sharing – The Next Step

I am using a new method of sharing files with my classes, one that changes how digital work can be exchanged between teachers and students. While there are a number … Continue reading

2011-04-10 · Leave a comment

Baseball Teaches – Doh!

We only learn when we fail. I believe this to my marrow so I will state this again for emphasis. We only learn when we fail. It is therefore unfortunate … Continue reading

2011-04-09

Publishing

Free at last! I have eliminated textbooks for the coming school year: it’s as if I lost 50 pounds on a crash diet. My dumping textbooks was prompted by several … Continue reading

2011-04-09

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