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Tina Lopes
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Are you a member of MERLOT (www.merlot.org)?
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Describe your role in education
Classroom teacher for 22 years. Physics and Chemistry.

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 2:24pm on August 4, 2009, Brenda Royce said…
Welcome Tina! Great look here on your page : ) I'm looking forward to our work this coming year.
At 3:40pm on August 4, 2009, Loretta Anders said…
Hi Tina! Thank you! I may have done a little too much relaxing this summer, but I spent some quality time with my daughter that will only come once at this age! I'm excited to start next week. I am actually sitting in my classroom now, breaking in my school laptop!
What were your most valuable lab tools that you used last year in physics? I'm putting together a list of things I would like ordered for the kids this semester (and next).
At 5:58pm on August 4, 2009, Loretta Anders said…
That is a perfect start. I am inheriting quite the mess of a storage room, so finding things is going to take some time. I came across many spring scales, but have yet to find meter sticks. I only came across one stop watch. Thank you so much for offering your help with low tech solutions!
At 6:45pm on August 22, 2009, David Gettman said…
Thanks for the update, and I'm glad I could make a difference. Modeling really is a shift in thinking about how to teach, and sometimes I find myself falling back to the traditional way of teaching, so I always have to watch myself.

Let me know if you have any further questions. For the first Saturday meeting one of the tentative topics we are planning is Socratic dialog, which is outside most people's comfort zone.

Take care and have fun!

David
At 6:09pm on September 2, 2009, Loretta Anders said…
Tina,
I am trying to schedule a day where I can arrange for a substitute for my classes so I can observe another teacher. Would you be willing to let me and possibly my cooperating teacher come and observe your classroom? I am thinking about late September.
Thank you,
Loretta

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