I’m Brian, a physics teacher and I want to be better at it.
My physics courses (honors and AP C: Mechanics) are built on a modeling instruction approach. My engineering course is a work in progress, but I’ve begun porting modeling ideas into it.
This year, I’m implementing standards based grading in my physics classes. The “normal” assessments and grading methods have always left my students and I unsure about what they know. I think standards based grading is going to change that.
Outside of school, I’m a big nerd. I read comics, play games, like to climb things, and think about teaching physics.