Monthly Archives: January 2012

Labs in SBG part 2

I’ve been thinking about how I can cram my old lab routines and policies into SBG. Here’s what’s involved: Students work in groups of 2-3 one write-up per group groups are formed randomly Everyone does the same lab on the … Continue reading

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Labs in SBG

Ahhh! The semester starts in less than a week and I still haven’t decided how to deal with labs in my Physics Optics course. I’ve taught two fully SBG (standards-based grading) courses, but neither had a lab attached. I wanted … Continue reading

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Online communities

I just received an interesting email from someone I’m working with who’s interested in forming a virtual community of elementary school teachers: Hi Andy, I was really intrigued by some of the things you said about establishing a sense of … Continue reading

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Teacher coaching

I just finished up with a fabulous Global Physics Department meeting. Tonight we coached two teachers who were brave enough to submit videos of their classrooms and take the (hopefully constructive) criticism of their peers. Here’s a recording of tonight’s … Continue reading

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Spring semester ideas and questions

I did another Piper Physics Patrol show today, but the best part of the day was the drive home. I brought a student with me, as all physics majors are required to do at least one show with me before … Continue reading

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Mind-map final exam

For the final of my recent Standards-Based Grading course (that link is to the syllabus, note also that many of my most recent posts have been about that course) I gave the students the following instructions: Make a mind map … Continue reading

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