It may be the best e-mail ever with regard to active learning, though it came too late for me to warn every student milling in the quad before first period began. Sent by one of my amazing science teachers, it read:
“If you hear a loud boomtoday andtomorrow it’s just science!”
I was out in front of the school when I spotted the message on my phone, greeting students as they arrived for first period. Here at Diegueño, we also run a zero period, which meant some kids are in classes an hour earlier, and it was those students who were treated to the active learning that prompted my teacher’s email. I heard the explosion as I was talking to a student by the trees near our administration building, and together we watched as a white cloud rose above the science building. His eyes widened. “That’s science,” I told him.
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