Faculty Spotlight: Mr. Glenn Klakring
Through laboratory experiments and projects, physics students at Indian Creek learn the fundamentals of energy, light, motion, circuits, electricity and magnetism in Mr. Klakring’s classroom.
In Covid times, with some students learning in-person and some students learning virtually at home, that has meant getting creative.
“Physics is centered around labs, so I’ve had to figure out ways to improvise,” says Mr. Klakring, who compiled dozens of individual equipment kits for students to allow them to perform an array of labs whether learning at school or virtually.
“I feel very strongly that physics should be hands-on as much as possible. I try to get kids away from the screen, working with physical things, manipulating things, actually feeling forces and seeing their effects on objects and how they move and behave, seeing the effects of light, doing optics experiments,” said Klakring.
“I’ve been really impressed by the students this year who have been able to really engage through virtual learning, and I’ve come to appreciate their engagement even more.”
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland. Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.