It was the last day of class,So we had last day goodbyes.And in the final five minutes,I dropped the whole course on one slide.It was the middle of the story,Partway through the physics in this redux.It was then that I realized:People must really like the Toyota Prius.And after the class was all over,A group of students came nearest.One had a delightful gift;It was some really awesome lyrics:“As Physics 158 comes to an end,I think of…
Used time in class for teaching evaluations,Since there’s feedback I don’t want to miss.The results will be really valuable,But this always makes me a bit nervous.
The microphones weren’t working today,So I had to raise my voice up higher.An interesting side effect I found,I thought the class overall was quieter.
“Do you have a Tumblr?”A student asked in class today.I do, because it helps me,Think about teaching in other ways.
The right hand rule got me all tangled up,In a situation that could be quite miserable.Took a moment to think, made it through alright.But could have done better at making thinking visible.
Maxwell’s equations summarize E&M,In a way that is very curt.You know your stuff is important,When your equations are on a T-shirt.
Class was mostly lecture today,Of worksheets, clickers, it did lack.Although it feels like lots gets done,It’s hard to say without more student feedback.
Logistics in a big class are tough,It can make some things off limits.Handing back 200 books today,Took a nice full round ten minutes.
Lecture in the morning,After an evening midterm two.I think the test may have been fairBecause students didn’t seem too blue.
If voltage mapped to the midterm,And current to student questions and needs,The system would be like an AC capacitor,As relative to the voltage, the current leads.