Jim Metz, Frank Lau, and Paul Heimerdinger
I enjoyed once again stripping wires with Paul
Today is Weds, July 6th, and the science team (Paul Heimerdinger, Angela Costanzo, Michelle Buck, and Ed DaSilva) are busy working with 40 teachers from the Libode District.
Michelle Buck (KS) was helping prepare labs with Angela Costanzo (HPU) and Paul Heimerdinger (Iolani) while Jim Metz (KCC) and Laurie Schafer (Kea'au HS) were with Frank - in case more than 10 teachers showed up for the Probability class.
Meanwhile, Paul Heimerdinger
was guarding his
cardboard boxes that are critical to his
wonderful lesson on Electricity.
In the first week of workshops, Paul
was horrified when he
learned that the custodian had thrashed and burned his
boxes because he
thought they were rubbish!
The lesson on Electricity is a house wiring project using Christmas tree lights, telephone wire, paper clips, brass fasteners, and a D cell battery.
A box is divided into a four-room house, with each room having a light switch, and the 4th room with a 2-way switch.
In rural South Africa, such a lesson has implications well beyond the classroom for many of the teachers.
does a great job with the theoretical side, with simple, concise handouts that exceed the National Curriculum Standards.
Thanks to Yunus Peer, Michelle Buck, Franklyn Lau, Paul Heimerdinger
, Ed DaSilva, Laurie Schaefer, Jim Metz and Thokozani, my life has changed for the better and I have grown so much as a teacher, mother, wife and "global citizen".
: I loved listening to your stories of your time in the Peace Corps
and previous TABSA adventures.
Paul Heimerdinger, South Africa 2011 Reflection
Paul Heimerdinger: Iolani School, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Paul Heimerdinger, Science Workshops
Paul Heimerdinger and friendly cat