Flipped Learning and Control

I was able to join some fantastic educators today last Friday for a Flipped Learning workshop hosted by the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals. I was part of a group from TechSmith, while Dan Spencer, Laura Bell, Jonathan Palmer, Missy McCarthy, Delia Bush, David Fouch, and Greg Green were panelists for the workshop. I'veRead More

Three Responses to Failure

Things go wrong. It's a fact that we have to embrace and learn to live with if we want to be great teachers. I've learned some of my most valuable teaching lessons from classes or activities melting down in front of me. Adversity is inevitable when we work with other people. We have disagreements withRead More

A Letter to Students and Parents

I began writing my course audit for AP Biology this week, which is always a fun thing to do. Part of my course description includes a short letter to parents and students at the beginning, so they have glimpse of my philosophy on the class and school. I also looked back at a course auditRead More