Reflecting for Learning

Ramsey Musallam has great ideas about using Google Forms to assess a student's understanding of a video after they watched it. I immediately began using his forms as a model to assess whether or not my students grasped the concept. It worked great, and I got a lot of valuable data in the process. LastRead More

And on to the fourth…

As we head into spring break next week, I've been contemplating the changes that I've made this year in chemistry.  I started with assignment-based grading (never again) and then moved to purely objectives.  After objectives, I went to objectives with graded homework, and now I'm doing objectives with graded quizzes.  There has been a lotRead More

Mastering Chemistry

Mastering chemistry seems like it would be an oxymoron.  Who can master chemistry?  Is chemistry "master-able?" I like to think so. If we can teach students to think and make informed decisions, then we're teaching them to be master learners.  We shouldn't be teaching only a textbook...in fact, the textbook shouldn't even be guiding curriculum. Read More