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If you are not familiar with TED Talks, you need to come out of your cave.  I have a problem with these videos.  I can’t stop watching them.  Life got busy and I guess I forgot about filling my brain with a little bit of inspiration.  I was recently reminded of the TED Talks by Kaitlyn.  She sent me a link to her blog with 15 physics talks.  You can find her blog post here: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/15-fascinating-ted-talks-for-physics-students/.
When you are there, make sure you take a look at this talk by Dean Kamen.  I’m showing it to my engineering and robotics students tomorrow.  My hope is they see the importance of what they are doing.

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What’s New in 2013/2014?

Every year brings a change, this one is no exception.

I will be picking up the sophomore honors Algebra II class to keep them separate from the juniors. This should help accelerate them and put them on a stronger track towards Calculus. Looks like there will be only one section each of Physics and Calculus, but still two of Robotics & Engineering.

Hot topics this year are going to be the Common-Core Standards, Standards-Based Grading (SBG), improving AP Calculus scores, and somehow adding Python, maybe as a club.

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