I left teaching after a twenty five year stretch. Thereafter, I spent some time losing myself to find myself, if you see what I mean. With some artistic talent I did a bit of sculpture, oil painting and caricature. I even wrote a childrens book. But through the years I have also been a bit of a techno-geek, building and repairing computers, designing websites and mastering PhotoShop.
New video cam technology, You-Tube and cheap video and sound editing software have brought me back, full circle, to my first love - teaching. It seems that all I've done before was the necessary preparation to bring me back here, as a teacher. I feel incredibly lucky and honored that the internet has given me the opportunity to reach more students than I could have ever dreamed of.
Physics Trek is my latest project. I see lots of video tutorials on the Internet about mathematics, but very little on my subject, Physics. So it is my intention to redress this imbalance and to improve the standing of physics.
I am under no illusion that this task will take some time to come to fruition. Indeed, it may never be finished.
Alan J. Reed B.Sc.(Hons) P.G.C.E. Durham Uni.
Believe me, nothing is truly difficult. The trick is to break a problem down into its simpler parts. It works for me.