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What I learned: Day 3 of AP Chemistry Workshop

By | July 24, 2014

Modeling Chemistry (or physics, or bio) seems to be the perfect prep for the new AP class When looking at the College Board’s recommendations for improving performance on this year’s Free Response Questions, some repeated themes include have students draw particle views of… distinguish between descriptions and explanations have students describe in words what they observe have [...]

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What I learned: Day 2 of AP Chemistry Workshop

By | July 22, 2014

Drop Counters are AWESOME. When given the choice between spending 20+ minutes manually entering volume data every 1 mL, or sitting back and watching it the data graph itself in 3 minutes or less, I’m going with the latter. Not only does the data come out great but it frees up the students to actually [...]

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Long time no post…

By | July 21, 2014

Is this thing still on? Much has changed in my life since I last posted. Rather than being overwhelmed by trying to including everything, I’ll just tell you what I’m doing for the rest of the summer. I’m currently attending an AP Chemistry workshop at Taft School. Its the third workshop I’ve attended here (I [...]

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Thursday, September 20: Join us for the first Global Chemistry Department meeting

By | September 15, 2012

The Global Chemistry Department will meet biweekly on Thursday nights at 9-10:00pm EST. Its an opportunity for chemistry teachers to meet for free, real-time professional development. Our first meeting will be this Thursday, Sept 20, and our first speaker is Corey Kilbane.  *Note, this week’s meeting will start at 10:00pm* His topic is Video as Pedagogy: [...]

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Coming Soon: Global Chemistry Department

By | August 29, 2012

This summer #chemchat (a twitter chat for chemistry teachers) launched on Wednesday nights at 8:30-9:30pm EST. Its a great opportunity to tweet with fellow chemistry teachers about a specific topic (inquiry, project design, dimensional analysis, demos, etc) to talk about the “why,” best practices, specific ideas that can be carried into the classroom. You can [...]

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