The Finding Physics Podcast
The Art of Finding a Tutor

The Art of Finding a Tutor

August 17, 2020

School is back in session and students are eager to get started on the right foot!  Finding a tutor to mentor you through the learning process may be just what you need.  Here are some tips to help you navigate finding the perfect tutor to meet your needs.

A Teacher’s Perspective: Reframing Fear as Excitement

A Teacher’s Perspective: Reframing Fear as Excitement

August 6, 2020

With all of the uncertainty regarding the 2020-2021 school year, I can tell you one thing for certain... I will deliver the best possible education to my students.  I choose to harness the emotion of fear and reframe it as excitement.  That excitement will continue to propel me to grow and develop superior educational experiences for my students.

Summer Break or Summer Brake - The Misuse of Time

Summer Break or Summer Brake - The Misuse of Time

July 31, 2020

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of B-R-E-A-K is “an interruption in continuity.” The definition of B-R-A-K-E is “something used to slow down or stop movement or activity”.  We need to remind ourselves that summer break is simply an interruption to the prescribed educational plan set by the government or higher education.  It is NOT a brake to slow down or stop movement or activity!!!  

Our bodies need an interruption greatly, but they don’t want to completely shut down.  We are alive!  Shutting down is not living!  Our bodies, brains, and souls are hungry for more.  What we really need to do over the summer is the complete opposite of braking.  We need to accelerate!  We need to immerse ourselves into developing who we are.  We need to define our purpose and then we need to take steps toward fulfilling that purpose.

The Biggest Distraction to Education - The “A”

The Biggest Distraction to Education - The “A”

July 24, 2020

The coveted "A" continues to sabotage the learning process.  Instead of focusing on acquiring knowledge and skills, students have been reduced to chasing an "A" by any means necessary. How do we break this cycle and refocus the purpose of education?

Really US? Tear off the Band-Aid!  Adopt the Metric System!

Really US? Tear off the Band-Aid! Adopt the Metric System!

July 15, 2020

The US is one of the only countries that has not officially converted to the metric system.  With the government, science, technology, and medicine primarily using the metric system already, why does the US continue to stall on full metrication? We need to work together globally to better humanity, to innovate, and to reach beyond our current physical and intellectual spot in this universe. Help be the person that makes the difference. Support the US conversion to the metric system.

“You are smarter than I am!”

“You are smarter than I am!”

July 8, 2020

Have you ever looked at someone and said "You are so much smarter than I am"?  I am here to make it clear that this statement is more than just false.  It is sabotaging your potential by even thinking it!  Help me break this cycle and create a society where we value ourselves and each other by not putting limits on our abilities with unfounded statements.

Why do I need to show my work?!

Why do I need to show my work?!

July 1, 2020

There are short-term and long-term benefits to showing your work in physics class (as well as many other classes).  Appreciating both types of benefits will empower you to take control of your learning now so you can create the future of your dreams.

Want to cultivate change? Start here!

Want to cultivate change? Start here!

June 22, 2020

If we want to create change in this world, we need to start by opening our eyes, educating ourselves, and analyzing one problem at a time. I believe that education is the key to creating change.  And I believe that physics plays a critical role. 

Introduction to Finding Physics

Introduction to Finding Physics

June 15, 2020

Learn a little bit about Tracy Smith, owner of Finding Physics, her goals, and the resources made available to students to help them find physics in their life.  Visit www.findphysics.com for more information.

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