Monthly Archives: January 2011

>Fleece Sheets

>I had the idea for this post as I went to bed last night.  My wife and I sleep in the basement where it’s really cold (especially these days in MN).  We’ve tried multiple comforters etc to try to stay … Continue reading

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>Fake data labs

>One thing I’ve noticed over the years of teaching upper-level physics labs is that the students see the experiment “working” as the finish line.  They seem to plan their semesters with that as a goal, determining when to order equipment, … Continue reading

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>Flipped classroom evaluations

>I just read my student evaluations for the fall 2010 classes.  This semester I taught General Physics II in the “flipped classroom” or “naked teaching” philosophy for the first time.  I felt the class went pretty well and the student … Continue reading

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