Teaching Tips

Observations from two different Physics First Classrooms

As Art Hobson says in the November 2005 edition of The Physics Teacher, “Physics First will succeed or fail depending on the way it is implemented. If all it does is offer a math-based first course focusing on classical physics, similar to many first physics courses now offered in the 11th or 12th grade, it […]
By : admin | Nov 12, 2018

Transitioning to inquiry- and modeling-based conceptual physics

If your school is thinking about implementing inquiry- and modeling-based pedagogy for physics, Dale Van Deven, Principal, Southern Boone High School in Missouri, has some words of advice beyond providing professional development for teachers and obtaining appropriate equipment and curricula. Here is a summary from a longer article that he wrote as their school implemented […]
By : admin | Nov 5, 2018
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