Large Moments in my Physics-teaching history
(as if this were linear or something)
Off to college at age 32.
Seeing unemployment for the summer, I ask my Physics professor if I can work for him as he works on making his course better. I glow when he said yes.
An ad in The Physics Teacher brings me to Priscilla Laws et. al. (The University of Oregon has amazing food.)
Our science department moves Physics to the 9th grade.
CIPT is very very good.
RET at Johns Hopkins. One summer of soaking up as much high-level physics as possible (giant magneto resistance, mostly). Second summer (now) of soaking up/making as much good teaching as possible. Developing Modern Physics resources for high school (will make these available, as just about everything else I do is… Course pages).
Turned 50, got married, and bought a Harley.
School Counselor: Dorrie, is this some kind of Mid-life Crisis?
Dorrie: No, it’s some kind of Mid-life Getting It Right.