Since beginning my teaching career in the fall of 2007 I have always invited colleagues to visit my classroom, telling them that my door is always open. I’m hoping that this blog will allow me to open my classroom door to a larger audience to encourage feedback and comments on the teaching and learning that happens within.
My name is Derek Segesdy, I have been teaching physics at the high school level for 7 years, now in my 8th. I currently teach at Worcester Academy, an independent day and boarding school in Worcester Massachusetts. I am also the Science Department Chair and work with department members teaching science from grade 6 through senior year. At Worcester Academy we teach physics as a third year course, preceded by biology (freshman) and chemistry (sophomore). I have also taught physics first at the Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs.
Recently I have been inspired by the blog posts of @rutherfordcasey, @fnoschese, and @reilly1041. I will try to follow suit by sharing some of what we do in our classrooms as well as some general thoughts about teaching and learning at the high school level.