This is essentially how I start my class each year. As educators we know that the primary way to ensure content retention is to connect the information to the students’ lives in a relevant way. Thankfully, as physics teachers, we teach the subject that explains nearly every natural phenomenon in the world…and outside of the world, for that matter. We all know that physics is all around us, from the period of oscillation of my electric toothbrush, to the way that the constriction of our blood vessels affects our blood pressure and body temperature. The Curse of which I speak is seeing physics everywhere all the time. It is my desire that my students are permanently cursed in that there is no object, movie, or activity in which they do not clearly see the physics involved. It is therefore my goal, throughout the year, to bring to the foreground the inescapable prevalence of physics in my students’ lives.

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