Graduated from the University of Michigan in 1997 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After being an engineer for awhile I went back to the University of Michigan and graduated with a Master's in Education in 2000. I started teaching High School Physics in the fall of 2000 and taught College Prep Physics for 13 years. In 2001 I taught AP Physics B for 2 years before changing over to AP Physics C both Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism & I taught AP Physics C for 9 years
In the fall of 2011 I started video taping all of my classes and providing them for my students online. In October of 2012 I started uploading those In-Class Lecture Videos to YouTube. There are 79 hours and 495 videos posted on the thomaspalmerphysics YouTube Channel. I started using those videos to flip my classes in December of 2012.
In February of 2013 I started the Flipping Physics YouTube Channel because those videos are more clear, concise and comedic. All of the videos that I make from here on out will be of the Flipping Physics variety.
In August of 2013 I resigned my physics teaching position so that I could create more Flipping Physics videos staring Billy, Bobby and Bo. The idea is that other teachers can use these videos to flip their classes.