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14 February 2009

What is this blog, anyway? (FAQs)

When I lead workshops and institutes for the College Board and others, folks are always asking for resources. Not fluffy, overly general resources, but specific stuff. People want quizzes, problems, lab ideas, assignments... and they want to borrow teaching ideas and techniques. This blog is intended to serve both physics teachers and students, whether at the high school or college level. If you have specific requests, like "do you have a good quiz about PV diagrams?" feel free to email me or to post a comment. I can also use this space to explain answers to confusing problems. I won't do your homework for you, but I'll certainly answer specific questions you may have about homework.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What level of physics do you teach?
I teach introductory physics -- AP physics B, AP physics C, General Physics, and Research Physics -- at the high school level.

What kind of school do you teach at?
Woodberry Forest School is the nation's premier boarding school for boys. We are located in central Virginia, about 40 miles north of Charlottesville. I live on campus (not on dorm) with nearly 400 boys grades 9-12.

Where can I find out more about your course and your methods?
The overriding philosophy of Jacobs Physics is Less is More. I assign an extremely light volume of work to my students, but I attempt to hold them thoroughly accountable for everything they ever do. Take a look at the article (entitled "Less is More") I wrote for via this link. Be sure to click through to read the ENTIRE 4-part article.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Greg,
    I like the idea of your blog!! I see that it can be very useful. Thanks
    Elizabeth Forsbreg
    East Hampton High School, East Hampton NY