Adaptive Science Curriculum

I've been following Dan Meyer for about 15 months. I don't teach math, but the way he talks about teaching math makes me want to teach it. If you're not familiar with his writing and development of Three Act Math, you should read the linked post and go check out his site dedicated to freeRead More

Guest Post: Alchemy in the Midst of Chaos: Collaboration and Community in the Flipped Classroom

If you had walked into our rooms the first week of school, you would have seen chaos. Complete and utter chaos. Students lining up to take their picture on our laptops for a class directory. Students wandering around campus, taking pictures that define the way they view school. Students watching a video on their smartphoneRead More

Supporting Students in a #Flipclass

I saw a tweet come through the feed this morning from Brad Campbell and Vanessa Alander regarding the practice of "implementing" a flipped classroom without appropriate support for students. Re: #flippedclassroom is it just teachers expected Ss to self direct w/o providing adequate support? #edcampme— Vanessa Alander (@vjalander1) March 31, 2012 These are important discussionsRead More

#Flipclass Chat Starts With a Bang

Monday, March 5 was the inaugural #flipclass chat event. We promoted the chat on Twitter, Google+, and various blogs to push a great first session. After crunching some data collected in the archive, it was bigger than I had anticipated. In the hour-long chat, there were: 95 individual tweeters 888 total tweets, 869 of themRead More

Coming Soon: Weekly #Flipclass Chat

With the discussion about the Flipped Classroom gaining steam globally, I thought it was about time we begin to connect in real time. I emailed Jon, Aaron, Ramsey, Dan, and Phil and we are excited to announce that the first-ever FlipChat will be held on Monday, March 5 at 8PM EST. We wanted to doRead More

I’m Open For Business

As I continue musing and thinking about the last year using a flipped classroom, ideology and philosophy changes that I've made flood my thoughts.  At the beginning of the flipped class, I really sold the idea hard to parents and students...harder than I had to sell it to administration (a HUGE blessing). I think the biggest sellingRead More