Open Door Physics is a blog designed to share what goes on both in my classroom and on my thoughts regarding student learning and teaching at the high school level. I will try to highlight some of the many things that happen in my classroom and welcome feedback and thoughts on how to improve or augment what I currently do.
My name is Derek Segesdy and I have been teaching high school science since 2007. I currently teach physics at Pomfret School, in Pomfret, Connecticut. Along with my teaching role I coach boys soccer and squash and do residential duty.
Aside from teaching I spend time with my wife, Sarah, and my two boys, Seamus and Cormac and our daughter, Eve. I also enjoy coaching and playing soccer and spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and mountain biking.