I use the flipped model of instruction in my classroom. I leverage technology to allow students to access content on their own time. We use class time to build relationships and collaborate. We will use inquiry and problem solving strategies in class to make our content more engaging. We will embrace mistakes. We will celebrate learning and effort more than grades. We will write reflectively to assimilate new knowledge and create real understanding.
We will use these and other strategies to learn physics. The world around us will become the sandbox we play in as we learn to ask interesting questions about why the world works as it does. We will learn to identify relationships that exist in nature. We will investigate those relationships using a variety of models and abstractions. In the end we learn more about our world and hopefully see it from a new perspective. We will acquire skills that will serve us well in our future regardless of which profession we pursue.
Join me for an exciting year as we redefine and reimagine what school and education mean to you.