First day of class selfie!Hi! I just finished my 11th year as a Senior Instructor teaching large sections of General Chemistry 1 and 2 at the University of Colorado, Boulder. After 19 years of teaching almost exclusively General Chemistry, I still love it and I am always surprised that it's still possible to get a deeper understanding of a topic after all these years!
Sr salt added to a hydrogen balloon.Crushing a 20 L can with the Ideal Gas Law.Although I am limited to large lecture sections, I try to make them as interactive as possible by utilizing clicker questions for classroom discussions (facilitated by Learning Assistants) and fun classroom demos. Here are a few samples!
I like trying new strategies to improve student engagement and achievement so I look forward to participating in this project, learning new things and possibly getting some fresh ideas for my classroom.