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The Physics Teacher
written by Jon D. H. Gaffney and Jacob Whitaker
Instructors of physics courses face the demanding challenge of creating a safe, nurturing community in their classroom while maintaining sufficient rigor. First-day activities are especially important, because they need to both motivate their students and prepare them for the course. Experienced instructors happily share their successful first-day activities,1,2 but what works for one instructor or class might not be as successful for another. We postulate that to be successful, an activity will set expectations, attend to the face needs of the students, and build the instructor's credibility. By modeling the course activities and fostering a supportive learning community, well-suited activities can both orient and motivate students.
The Physics Teacher: Volume 53, Issue 3, Pages 137-139
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10.1119/1.4908079
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J. Gaffney and J. Whitaker, , Phys. Teach. 53 (3), 137 (2015), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4908079).
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J. Gaffney and J. Whitaker, Making the Most of Your First Day of Class, Phys. Teach. 53 (3), 137 (2015), <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4908079>.
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Gaffney, J., & Whitaker, J. (2015, February 18). Making the Most of Your First Day of Class. Phys. Teach., 53(3), 137-139. Retrieved September 25, 2022, from https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4908079
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Gaffney, Jon, and Jacob Whitaker. "Making the Most of Your First Day of Class." Phys. Teach. 53, no. 3, (February 18, 2015): 137-139, https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4908079 (accessed 25 September 2022).
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Gaffney, Jon, and Jacob Whitaker. "Making the Most of Your First Day of Class." Phys. Teach. 53.3 (2015): 137-139. 25 Sep. 2022 <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4908079>.
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