Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 am,
Friday 11:00am-12:00pm on Zoom by Appt
I enjoy teaching physics and helping open the eyes of students to the beauty in the order of the universe that surrounds them. It is also important to encourage students to think more critically about the claims that they make, supporting their claims with evidence and reasoning. I firmly believe that learning increases as students communicate and work together collaboratively, and most careers now require the ability to work as part of a team.
Before coming to SCC I taught high school physics for 16 years and math for 1 year. I also co-lead modeling workshops during the summers (physics courses for physics teachers through ASU).
I teach using the Modeling Instruction Methodology, which is a student-centered approach. I have modified lessons and activities from various sources creating a coherent physics-model-based curriculum. In the classes that I teach, students are expected to be actively engaged in developing conceptual models of physical phenomenon based on lab results, and then apply these models to new labs and scenarios. My students develop the skill of using the results from experiments and logical connections to make claims that are supported by evidence and reasoning.