This blog is maintained by me, Joe Heafner. I have taught undergraduate astronomy and physics for twenty-four years in western North Carolina. I am an active member of AAPT at both the state and national levels. I recently chaired the AAPT Committee on Space Science and Astronomy and currently serve as chair of the Committee on Physics in Two-Year Colleges. This blog serves as a (partial and incomplete) chronicle of my work in raising the bar in teaching introductory physics, or at least in trying to. I hope I’m not causing too much damage.