Category Archives: Teaching Ideas

A Physics Teacher’s Strongman Trick

Strongman tricks often involve seemingly impossible tasks like bending iron bars, lifting gigantic weights, or pulling trains with your teeth. This “teacher trick” doesn’t take great strength to impress. Using a clever arrangement of a mirror and a laser, students … Continue reading

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WHITEBOARDING TECHNIQUES (To promote a good classroom environment and possibly, inquiry)

A brief description of the ways I have used whiteboards to promote discussions in the modeling physics classroom. Continue reading

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Pinterest Boards for Teachers

Last year, inspired by my oldest daughter’s obsession with Pinterest, I started making Pinterest boards for high school physics teaching. Pinterest is a website that allows you to create “bulletin boards” of images (with a snippet of text) “pinned” from … Continue reading

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