Supportive Communications about Flipping Physics from Teachers!
I also have supportive communications from non-teachers.
- 2018.03.16: "THANK YOU! As a physics teacher I've started more highly recommending your videos to students when they are absent to catch up on content. A pair of students were gone for three days (90 min of class a day) at the start of our vectors unit and upon returning said, "I don't even feel behind" which is not usually the case! We then talked about WHY your videos are so helpful. Thanks for sharing common misconceptions, frequent questions, and visual representations as well as traditional notes!" Elizabeth Rosendale - YouTube Comment
- 2018.03.08: "Great video! I love using your videos with my AP class. Thanks for what you do!" Cathy Carpenter - YouTube Comment
- 2018.03.03: "Flipping Physics is a must-visit for Physics teachers of any level. Jonathan Palmer-Thomas, a high school Physics teacher with over 15 years of classroom expertise, created an extensive library of videos on any Physics concept covered at the high school level. His videos are incredibly thorough and easy to understand, with a levity and humor that my high school students loved." A blog post on Paratus from Michael English.
You are very welcome! Your work has made my job easier this year. Also, I can't remember how many times I've said to my class, "That is exactly how I would have explained it!"— Matt Planisek (@planisekwhs) March 1, 2018
Keep up the great work!
- 2018.02.05: "Excellent... thank you... sending this straight to my students to get another perspective from the way I approach it. Much appreciated!" huntingresonance - YouTube Comment
- 2018.01.25: "Thanks for all the content you put out - it's truly amazing, and the students of Venice HS kinda like it (which means, it's really good)." jgalexander510 - YouTube Comment
- 2018.01.16: "Thank you for making these videos. I'm new to not only AP Physics, but physics in general. After utterly failing physics in college, I swore off ever teaching it. Now, as the resident chemistry teacher, I'm teaching a 15 person AP Physics 1 course. I was in over my head until I found your videos. The kids LOVE THEM! If I assign them videos that aren't Flipping Physics, they get upset. Seriously, your videos have saved my class. Thank you for all you do!!!" Linda Detwiler - Patreon Comment
- 2018.01.01: "So amazing. I teach physics and use these frequently. The kids LOVE them !!!!" Christopher Thatcher - YouTube Comment
- 2017.10.15: "I'm from Brazil, and I'm physics teacher in a Federal Institute...I really like your videos and, in a future, I will use this video with my physics graduation students...thank you, Mr. P!" Otávio Bocheco - YouTube Comment
- 2017.09.08: "Your Videos are Genius. I am in my 40's and have gone back to school to complete my chemistry degree so I can teach high school chemistry and biology. Your videos have helped so much in understanding my physics class. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. I hope to bring as much excitement to my chemistry classroom as you bring to the world of physics" Ken Magee - YouTube Comment
- 2017.08.19: "Mr. P, from one physics teacher to another, I'm with ya bud. It takes all of us, especially white men, to stand up for equality and make a change. People of color can't be the only ones. And, like others have mentioned, your videos are invaluable. I'm working on getting some funding headed your way via my school. Keeping fingers crossed... and if that doesn't work out, some personal Patreon bucks will come instead. Can't keep using your stuff without paying you back for it :)" jgalexander510 - YouTube Comment
- 2017.07.24: "Excellent demo... in all my years I never thought of doing this! Thank you!" huntingresonance - YouTube Comment
- 2017.07.06: "I am a former HS physics teacher thinking about going back into the classroom. Thanks for these videos. It's been a while and I have a lot to review." Pallas_Athena - YouTube Comment
- 2017.06.16: "Thank you for all of your hard work and for sharing with other teachers!” - Amanda Powell (Personal Message)
- 2017.06.15: "Your videos are helping me change the way I teach physics. Thank you" - Jim Liptack (Personal message)
- 2017.01.27: "wow! thanks now i can teach my students well about projectile ... thank you so much!!!! you make physics subject much easier to understand ...Hoooray!!! keep it up sir!!!" jackielou varquez - YouTube Comments
- 2016.12.21: "Great channel! I'm quite impressed by your animations, and Iove the student questioning. Your hard work = awesome channel." GorillaPhysics - YouTube Comment
- 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
- 2014.04.08: "High production value. Engaging presentation. Precise terminology and consistent justification of assumptions. You are making some of the most consistently high quality physics education videos out there. Thanks. I can't wait to use these with my students next year. Great job." We Are Showboat - 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