Teachers are planners, in case you didn't know. We like to plan units weeks ahead of time, plan for technology or behavior issues, and even plan for what our ideal classroom will look like in the future. Sometimes, we plan so much, that we tend to only see the ideal, which can lead to discouragementRead More
I've had a crazy week. On Tuesday and Thursday I worked with Brett Clark and Brian Bobbitt sharing the Flipped Classroom with almost 100 teachers and administrators across the district. It was an insane couple of days, but everything came together (including a student panel...they were awesome) and I think everyone that participated learned somethingRead More
I think this is my first ever politically-based post. But, I feel so strongly about it, I couldn't think of a better way to share my thoughts on the subject. If you are a user of the Internet, you need to know about SOPA and PIPA. The United States Congress is in the process ofRead More
I saw this commercial over the weekend: I think this commercial shows two classrooms. One class uses computers as worksheets. The second uses computers for what they were meant to do...create content to share with other people. Which computer would fit better in your classes?
It is a new year and a new semester for us and I've been thinking a lot about the Flipped Classroom and what role it plays in my teaching. While I don't necessarily share that it is a fundamental shift in teaching methods (yes, I know the videos are direct instruction), I do think theRead More