Video Killed the Writing Assignment

April 16, 2016: We move pretty fast in Phys 105 – 13.7 billion years of astronomy in about 15 weeks of classes… roughly one chapter per class period. So it’s impossible to talk about all of the really cool things that are happening in our Solar System, our galaxy, and the Universe . . . → Read More: Video Killed the Writing Assignment

Genius! Bar none.

January 16, 2015: Every once in a while I have a flash of genius, that “aha moment” that gets me excited for the start of the new year.  A few years ago, it was having my Intro Astronomy students make videos about a topic in Astronomy. This time, I modified a standard writing assignment.

As a . . . → Read More: Genius! Bar none.

We Couldn’t Have It All…

April 7, 2013: On April Fools’ Day, I posted a few instructions from “How to be a Good Housewife” and “How to be a Good Teacher” under the guise of “how to have it all”. The joke appears here in modified form. Enjoy!

How to Be a Good Housewife * Be a little . . . → Read More: We Couldn’t Have It All…