Yesterday I received a FaceBook message from a student of mine whom I have never met. This message really exemplifies why I started Flipping Physics. It really means a lot to me and he has given me permission to share it with you. This is why I do what I do ...
"Hello! My name is Bogdan, I am 24 years old and I am from Romania. Here is my life story, the short version:
I wasted 5 years getting a Master's Degree in English before I realized Physics is the dream for me.
So here I am, with no math or physics training whatsoever (not even during high school), joining the Faculty of Physics. If I was to have a chance there, intensive individual study was a must. So... I started studying: books, internet, teachers, colleagues, you name it. And then I found your videos.
Sir (From what I've seen I think you wouldn't have liked me to call you sir, but my respect for you is too great for anything less than that), from the bottom of my heart,
You are explaining physics to me better than any of my teachers at the University, and a thousand times better than more than half of them.
Please, please, do not stop! You are absolutely great and you have given me a chance to fulfill my dream to become an astrophysicist.
Thank you for that! I wish you all the best!"
I decided the tie-dye picture on my "about" page was considerably pathetic. If you want to see a hellaPlease enjoy the updated picture and description posted there.
Kate, "Are those the pants you wore yesterday?"
Kate, "Aren't you worried that someone at work will notice?"
That's right. Thank you very much to all of you that nominated the Flipping Physics YouTube channel to be included in YouTube Edu, because it worked! "But what does this mean?" you ask. Well, it means that the Flipping Physics content will be included with the other curated educational content. It also means that schools that have signed up to allow only educational content from YouTube will now have access to Flipping Physics. It's exciting and again, thanks.
P.S. If you want to nominate my in class lecture video YouTube Channel, thomaspalmerphysics, i've now include directions for that on the "help out" page.
Yep, I make physics videos in the hope that you can learn physics. If you are a physics teacher, I am very hopeful that you will want to use them to help flip your physics class.