Today I led a lesson on anaerobic cellular respiration. It involved a push-up challenge: 5 pushups, 10 pushups, and 1 minute of as many as you could do. After each challenge, participants rated their pain/tiredness level from 1-10. I participated during both Periods 7 and 8. (I did 21 pushups during the one-minute period in Period 7 and 17 during Period 8. Not too bad for someone near 40!)
The students laughed at me, and I laughed with them. Continue reading
A few years ago in a galaxy … well, in this galaxy to be honest … productivity would have exclusively meant analyzing data, writing a publication, grading papers, or doing something else school/work related.
Nowadays, productivity can still look a little like that. I definitely work on lesson plans in the evening at least a few nights a week.
This weekend, I was productive, but it looked a little different.
I’m teaching inner city students for the first time in my teaching career. I thought the stories from my colleagues would mentally prepare me for working with these students. They did not. Continue reading