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Welcome to iModel iBlog

My name is Brad Wysocki and I’m a high school Chemistry and Physics teacher at Bloomer High School in Northwest Wisconsin.  This school year is my 9th overall teaching  and 5th in Bloomer.  The students I work with everyday are the reason I continue to do what I do.  I enjoy getting to know my students on a personally level, challenging them, and seeing them succeed in my classroom.  I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to help my students learn and understand science better.

Outside of school my time is spent mostly with my family, my wife of 7 years, and two boys (ages 3 and 5).  I also enjoy all sorts or athletics,  especially baseball, golf, and football.  But all of that is not what this blog is about.

During in-service before school I decided I would make the jump into the blog world.  Thanks to the influence of science teaching bloggers such as Frank Noschese (Action-Reaction and Noschese 180), Kelly O’Shea (Physics! Blog!), Rhett Allain (Dot Physics), and Ms. Bethea (TEACHING Chemistry) I’m going to give it a try myself.  I’ve benefited greatly by reading all of the above blogs plus many others.  Each has influenced my own teaching practices in many ways such as activities I use, how I model, and even how I grade.  So if any of you find your way to this blog I must say THANK YOU!

I plan to use this blog to share thoughts, ideas, strategies, and pose questions about physics and chemistry Modeling Instruction as well as my newest experiment, Standards Based Grading.  Ideally I make a post at least once a week, but you never know if it will happen more or less, we’ll see.

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