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Presidents' Reports and Commentaries

Reports and Commentaries from each President of the AAPT Executive Board are collected here. Prior to 2007, reports were published quarterly in the Announcer

2008-2009
By Lila Adair

A Letter to Members (March 2008)
I Believe in AAPT (February 2008)


2007-2008
By Harvey S. Leff


Perspiration and Inspiration: Lessons for Teachers (January 2008)
AAPT: A Candle Metaphor (November 2007)
What's in a Name? (July 2007)

For She's a Jolly Good Fellow, or What?
(May 2007)
Time Keeps on Slippin', Slippin', Slippin'...
(April 2007)
What Is AAPT? (March 2007)
Why Does AAPT Exist? (February 2007)
President's Report on Seattle Meeting (January 2007)


2006
By Kenneth Heller

Winter report was not published (Announcer transition)
Mapping the Future Path of AAPT (Fall, Vol. 36, Iss. 3)
Welcome New Executive Officer (Summer, Vol. 36, Iss. 2)
AAPT: Organized for Change (Spring, Vol. 36, Iss. 1)


2005
By Richard Peterson

AAPT Winter Meeting: Exaggerated Rumors of Death (Winter, Vol. 35, Iss. 4)
On "Wanting to Be a Hilton:" Advanced Labs and AAPT (Fall, Vol. 35, Iss. 3)
Still a "Band of Myopic Brothers"? (Summer, Vol. 35, Iss. 2)
A Cloud of Witnesses (Spring, Vol. 35, Iss. 1)


2004
By Jim Nelson

What Is Science? (Winter, Vol. 34, Iss. 4)
Where Are the "Science Candidates?" (Fall, Vol. 34, Iss. 3)
A Model for the Ideal Physics Lesson (Summer, Vol. 34, Iss. 2)
Go Physics Boosters! (Spring, Vol. 34, Iss. 1)


2003
By Charles H. Holbrow

Sex, Lies, and Videotape: Essentials of Physics Teaching (Winter, Vol. 33, Iss. 4)
Across a Bridge to Cuba (Fall, Vol. 33, Iss. 3)
Opportunities to Be Relevant (Summer, Vol. 33, Iss. 2)
No report was published in the Spring
Announcer