Where can I find good questions to use with clickers or Peer Instruction?

by Sam McKagan, PhysPort director
Many research-based teaching methods in physics, including Peer Instruction, CAE Think-Pair-Share, Technology Enhanced Formative Assessment, and teaching with clickers, involve having your students discuss and answer multiple-choice conceptual questions. A challenge of using these methods is finding and writing good questions. This recommendation helps you find and write questions for your class.

Read more »

Peer Instruction, CAE Think-Pair-Share, Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment, clickers

View all »

Which beliefs and attitudes research-based assessment should I use in my class?

by Adrian Madsen, Sarah B. McKagan, Eleanor C. Sayre, and Cassandra A. Paul

How can I talk about equity in physics classes?

by Danny Doucette, Shinae Park and Moses Rifkin

Administering research-based assessments online

by Adrian Madsen & Sam McKagan, PhysPort Assistant Director & Director


How do I develop student learning outcomes for physics courses?

by Stephanie Chasteen
Student learning outcomes, or SLOs, are an explicit statement of what you expect students to learn. SLOs can be defined for a topic, course or an entire program of study. SLOs define what is expected of students and what it means to understand something, without defining how that understanding will be taught. SLOs help sharpen the focus on student learning.

Read more »

student learning outcomes

How can I create an inclusive and equitable classroom with culturally responsive education?

by Christine O'Donnell
One topic within ongoing discussions about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in physics is how we can transform our classroom environments to generate welcoming, inclusive, and equitable spaces for all students. I will discuss evidence-based approaches, and I will provide examples of what these approaches look like in practice using an astronomy curriculum I developed.

Read more »

equity, culturally responsive education

View all »