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Psychology in Math Education Conference 2023

Sunday, July 23rd, 2023

It was a great opportunity to attend the 46 Psychology in Mathematics Education International Conference in Haifa, Israel. The participants from more than 50 countries presented their work on teaching and learning mathematics, science and other related fields. One of the major themes of the conference was the use of technology in mathematics education. We […]

Engaging students in STEM

Thursday, June 1st, 2023

As the school year is coming to an end, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the highlights of this year for me. I would like to mention 7 special opportunities I had this year that made it all worth it for me: My EDCP 357 Physics Methods Course – was a wonderful opportunity […]

The evolution of smartphones in my Physics Classroom: Beyond engagement

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

As the winter 2022-2023 term is coming to an end, it gives me an opportunity to think about how we have been using smartphones in my physics classrooms in the last few years. While the original goal was to engage students, especially when we had to teach fully online, as our experience grew, we were […]

Thoughts on the Equinox and Learning

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Tomorrow will be official the first day of fall. Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 is the autumn equinox, the day when the length of day equals the length of night. Of course, it is a spring equinox in the southern hemisphere, but for us, it is the beginning of fall. As a science teacher, I see […]

New Academic Year – Have a Great Ride

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

This year, for the first time in my life I had an opportunity to visit a rodeo. Even though my Ph.D. is from the University of TX, I never had a chance to see a real rodeo there. I also have never visited the famous Calgary Stampede or similar events. To be honest, I didn’t […]

Public Voting: International LUMA StarT Competition

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

This year I was invited to be one of the judges of the International LUMA StarT competition. This is a large international competition organized by my colleagues at the University of Helsinki in Finland. StarT competition invites educators and students from all around the world to present and share exciting ideas about teaching and learning […]

2022 Virtual UBC Physics Olympics

Monday, March 7th, 2022

On Saturday, March 5, 2022, UBC Departments of Physics and Astronomy and Curriculum and Pedagogy organized our second ever virtual UBC Physics Olympics. UBC Physics Olympics has a history of more than four decades! This time, we decided to have a virtual event once again, to increase student participation and decrease the risk of spreading […]

Getting Ready for Virtual Physics Olympics

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Last year we decided to conduct UBC Physics Olympics virtually. It was the choice we had to make in order to make the Olympics happen. Despite all the challenges more than 40 teams participated and the event went very well. However, surprisingly (at least to me), very few teams from outside of the Lower Mainland […]

Thoughts on Reading and Science Education

Saturday, December 4th, 2021

A few days ago I was asked to lead a discussion with a group of local parents on how they can support their children during the school – university transition. As I have had an opportunity to teach undergraduate science courses for more than 10 years, I have seen many of these issues and their […]

Online M.Ed. in Sci. Ed. Program @ UBC

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Dear Science Educators: Today is an exciting day for many of us in British Columbia, as we are starting our new academic year.  It is especially exciting as many of us who had to teach online can return back to our campuses. While online education has its advantages, seeing students in person is also very […]

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