# Day 47: Physics Teacher G+ Hangouts

**Posted:**November 1, 2012

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Four or five other physics teachers and I (who connected via Twitter) have been meeting for a couple of months now to look at student work to inform our instruction. It’s been an awesome experience to learn together to improve how we guide students to learning through Modeling Instruction. The picture above was when Kelly was showing us how she teaches using vector addition diagrams to solve force problems, as opposed to using components.

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