The Flipped Class is Here to Stay

...or, "The Difference Between a Fad and a Usable, Meaningful Tool is the Teacher." I missed #EdChat...again. It's one of the downsides of living just inside the Central Time Zone border. The 12PM EdChat is during a class, before my lunch hour. The evening EdChat is during the dinner hour, before my work block atRead More

Why I Teach

Before Thanksgiving break, I gave my classes a short evaluation. It was totally anonymous and they were asked about things they liked, things they disliked, and things they would change. To be totally honest, reading the responses was both easy and difficult. Some were good and gave constructive criticism on how to address issues I knewRead More

The Hidden Message

I had an interesting conversation with our pre-service teacher this morning concerning a make up quiz she had given to her chemistry class. In short, the learner used "ammonia" for her answer to the prompt "NH3." In chemistry, this is perfectly acceptable as "ammonia" is used regularly, even though it is a common term forRead More