August 13, 2010
…overcome the first obstacle of starting a blog: the name. You know, something relevant, but not too pretentious and obscure (Shoulders of Giants, Everything Else is just Stamp Collecting), or silly and inside-joke-from-long-ago-y (What a Bunch of Bosons, Mmmmmmm….slanty). Thus, “uNclear Physics” which, yes, is a not-so-clever play on Nuclear Physics, my topic of study in graduate school. It is also how most of my students view their coursework. And now, it’s the title of my brand new baby blog. About Physics. And the teaching of Physics. And specifically, a documentation of my journey through simultaneously implementing Standards Based Grading (SBG) and Inquiry Methods in my Physics Concepts course.
This is my blog. I hope you like it.