Tag Archives : Modeling Instruction

Whiteboard Training Camp 8

Whiteboarding is one of the most fundamental learning tools of my classroom. Students use 2′ x 3′ whiteboards to construct lab write-ups, share experimental data, solve practice problems, compare and contrast ideas, and make their thinking visible to others. The basic notion behind using whiteboards is not much different than using flipchart paper, or butcher […]

Getting Started With Modeling Instruction in Chemistry 2

Four years ago, I was introduced to the Modeling Method for teaching physics at Arizona State University. It instantly clicked with my constructivist philosophy of teaching & learning. It helped make me an excellent physics teacher who challenged students to think more than ever and taught science by doing science. Last year, I had the […]