My final post about James Lang’s book Small Teaching focuses on using prediction as a way of engaging our students before they learn. Lang explains that by asking students to predict an answer or trend or result before they learn about it, they are more likely to remember that material later, even if their predictions… Continue Reading How Do You Think Predictions Increase Learning?
Be what’s possible. Eugene’s journey from finding his next meal in a garbage can to a Navy officer to a successful businessman is a tale of finding the possibility in opportunities presented. Tell your story. His story is intertwined with my story. In my earliest memories of my dad, I have a vision of him… Continue Reading Conceivable Dreams – Part Four
If you wait until the last minute, then it only takes a minute. I had a student tell me that when I first started teaching physics at West Point. One would think that more preparation would be involved when our country’s military cadets faced challenging assignments. The procrastination that was demonstrated was envied by other… Continue Reading Waiting for the Last Minute
For my last article I thought I would take the time to let you all know about some new tools available to everyone to use with their Chrome browser, through Windows, Mac, Chromebooks, or phones. One set of tools is called Read&Write. Read&Write is now available to you on your Chrome browser. If you do… Continue Reading Look What’s New!
My wife and I had the recent opportunity to be a part of a family event that usually brings people together. One of my nieces got married……a year ago but they decided to postpone the wedding party until this November. They live in Tucson, so we figured why not. So we took five days out… Continue Reading Making it beautiful