Good teachers find what works in the classroom and stay with that. Great teachers know that what works one year may not work in future years. This year, I realized that I have been merely a good teacher. I want to become a better one. This blog will chronicle that journey.
I must acknowledge my debt to other teachers who have inspired me to use different means to reach my students. The high school teachers Frank Noschese , Rebecca Howell, and Brendan Noon have given me good examples of using web-based tools to good advantage. The university professor Rhett Allain has given me many good examples of using the video analysis software package Tracker (though I have not forgiven him for beating me to writing about the physics of Angry Birds). I hope I can equal their contributions to physics education.