Thursday, October 29, 2009

Book of the day

My students do not understand reading for pleasure and reading because you want more. Everynow and then I say something off the wall and a student asks "how do you know this?" I read...prodigiously

So now on my dry wipe board is the "Book of the day" some book I like or think is interesting or just randomly grabbed.
Today's book

Swashbuckling A book I bought many years ago when I lived in a larger city about how to do stage combat. I even bought another one after encounting on youtube the New york jedi. I'm even teaching a few students how to do stage fighting. (okay I don't know much but I know more than them and just point the way)

Monday, October 19, 2009

my god when was this

I remember Carol Burnett from childhood. it was always an event saturday night.

I even gave my mother a copy of Burnett's biography for a present.

teaching tool for science teacher

May I present the humble ping pong ball

it can demonstrate
buyouancy place a beaker of water on a scale, a ping pong ball will float what will the scale read?
velocity and acceleration roll it or throw it
gravity drop it
projectile motion toss it

it can model

And they must be locked up, students love to play with them.

Friday, October 2, 2009

because I'm evil

Who else would give 3 classes a quiz on Homecoming?

question from the 9th grade class about their vocabulary test. "Is it multiple choice?"

Evil laugh "they are so cute when they are hopeful."

"no you have to know what it is to understand the rest of the lesson not guess a,b,c,d"

(okay I gave them 15 minutes to brush up some)