I didn't sleep well last night. Allergies were killing me and I woke up tired and with a sore throat.
It worked out REALLY well since I had planned to talk most of the day...
In astronomy, before we moved on to the next section, I wanted to make sure they had correct information from the prior one. The quizzes on Friday showed me that that was not the case.
I find it frustrating that when taking notes, students will sit quietly and listen to what I'm saying. They will copy down word for word and ask for clarification. As soon as I ask them to DO something, however, there is a battle, or chatting with friends, or playing on phones.
I know it will take time for them to break the old habits of copying notes and I hope that they will see the benefits of participation soon.
Tomorrow, we start seriously discussing telescopes. As I was filling out the guided notes for myself this weekend so I could stay ahead of them, I was amazed at how much I was learning.
Telescopes are cool!
They just keep getting bigger too!
I'd write more, but I feel like crap, so here's a picture of me, heading to bed.