Changes That Are Coming

After having most of this afternoon to mentally decompress from everything that happened this weekend at ETC11 and after a 2-hour advice session from Jeff Utecht, I'm going to begin moving my materials from my website to a new website (to be announced) over the coming days and weeks. This has been such an encouragingRead 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

The Mol Project

I started teaching the concept of the mol (not the animal...the amount) in chemistry this week.  The problem is, the mol is such an impossibly large number to comprehend (6.02 x 10^23, or 602 sextillion, or 602 followed by 21 zeros) students often don't grasp the quantity of things we are attempting to count.  So,Read More