Supportive Communications about Flipping Physics from Teachers!
I also have many supportive communications from non-teachers.
- 2016.09.22: "Wow, that was one of the best instructional videos I've ever seen. I will use it with my students, thanks!" Christopher Nall - YouTube Comment
- 2016.05.01: "You are amazing!... I am a physics teacher at undergrad level here in Mexico City and I think your videos are just great!... Congratulations again!... :)" Victor Robledo-Rella - YouTube Comment
- 2016.04.10: "Thanks so much for the great videos. I'm going to give these questions to my students and I always think seeing someone else go through them is good for both my students and myself. Seriously love what you do!" Joseph Rao - YouTube Comment
- 2016.04.03: "I am going to have to get my AP students to watch your solutions while getting prepped for the exams this month. We teach both AP1 and AP2 concurrently and we still need to teach them EM Waves and Modern Physics!?! Of course we work on how to construct solutions and explanations that will be acceptable to the College Board readers during the year, but your solution explanations will probably help them out a great deal..." odinsraven1000 - YouTube Comment
2016.03.08: "Amazing video! I will definitely use it with my students. Regards from Brazil" Marcos Wattana - YouTube Comment
- 2016.01.15: "Nice video! I am a high school physics teacher and I showed this to my class during our projectile motion unit. You have energy and that's nice. Too many physics videos sound like the presenter is strung out on 50 Vicodin." Scott DeMunnik - YouTube Comment
- 2016.01.13: "Showing this to my students to get ready for their energy exam at the end of the week, thanks!" Dan Fullerton of APlusPhysics - YouTube Comment
- 2015.12.03: An email I received, "First, let me start by saying that I greatly appreciate your videos and routinely assign them to my physics students. You are doing great things for physics education, please keep it up.
Second, I must say that you are driving me crazy. When you introduce or write out the names of units that are named for a person, you keep capitalizing them when they do not want to be capitalized. For example, joules are joules, not Joules. They are abbreviated J, but when written out they are joules (otherwise, when written out capitalized, you are talking about a scientist’s family members). Same for watts (W), newtons (N), pascals, you get the idea. Now you are probably feeling incredulous and wondering why this crazy physics teacher is telling you this crazy rule about units, so here is a link from another crazy source that happens to agree. Please consider writing out person-named units with lowercase letters in your future videos. And thanks again for your fantastic work." - Alexandra, Kuchar, Wayland High School, MA
My reply, "Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know about this, really. I don't pretend to know everything about physics (or is it Physics?) and love to learn more as I make the videos. I think it's wonderful to be corrected by a fellow physics teacher and important to highlight that we can all learn from one another." - Jon
- 2015.12.03: "Excerpt from an email from a fellow physics teacher: "One day I was late to class and had left my ID badge on my desk. A student happened to see it, and when I came back into the room, she was wearing the badge and pretending to be me. I went with it, sat with the other students, and acted like a student. I thought that we would eventually get to the point where she would run out of "material" and I would take over, but she decided to put on a Flipping Physics video for the class on the topic we were currently studying. At certain points, I asked her to pause the video and asked questions as if I were a student. She (and another student who joined her) explained concepts and asked the class questions. The classroom was flipped! (Maybe not in the way that you use the term, but there was a role reversal.) The students enjoyed that class so much that they asked if we could do that every Friday, so now we have Flipping Friday in my physics class!" Niclas Svensson
- 2015.07.05: "this is beautiful work. Clear, rigorous, accessible and relevant. Thanks for your efforts. I'm trying to be creative and modern in designing lessons and coursework for my 11th grade physics students this fall. I thought that bringing drones and robotics into the classroom would be a great way to start if possible. Thankfully I don't have to start from scratch. You're making a very big impact on education through your work; know it's appreciated!" William Josler - YouTube Comment