- The students took the Goals survey seriously, for the most part giving me thoughtful answers. Even just glancing at the Goals surveys, I can tell my honors class is going to need help staying in a growth mindset. Plus I have a bit more insight into my students. Not enough, but something to build on.
- Giving my larger Basic class a short exploratory time, followed by sharing, followed by more in-depth exploration and a second sharing worked as well as it worked with the Honors class yesterday.
- Still have some students who don't seem to differentiate between the concepts of speed, distance, and time.
- Although many groups made claims about surface area as the factor that slowed their helicopters down, only one group measured/calculated surface area.
|Honors Physics Whiteboard|
|Regular Physics Whiteboard|
|Another Regular Physics Whiteboard|
One problem I'm going to run into is not finishing a whiteboarding discussion in the same (45 minute) period as the kids write up the whiteboards. Technology (in the form of my cellphone camera and a SMARTBoard) may save me. If I take pictures at the end of a class period, I should be able to project the images on the SMARTBoard the next day for the students to present.