Summer Thoughts

It is the morning of July 8th and I just now have time to sit down with some coffee and put some thoughts down that have been flying through my head for the last 10 days or so.  This will be more like a “digest” blog post with some half-started thoughts on a few different… Read More »

What’s In a Name?

…or, “More Reflections on the Flipped Class.” I’ve been inundating myself with discussion on the Flipped Classroom recently.  First, there was the FlipClass11 conference where we had about 140 teachers come from around the US and Canada (and even one Londoner I heard) to learn about the flipped classroom.  I was honored to be selected… Read More »

Flipped Class Manifesto

I was at Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park, CO last week at the 2011 Flipped Class Conference.  This is my second year at the conference (last year, attendee, this year, presenter) and I was extremely excited about the size of the conference this year…around 130 participants!  We talked about everything from what a… Read More »

Notes on Organization

As my website and work has grown, I’ve tried to organize my resources and files a little bit better. There were some in my blog, on the main page, and on my Learn page. So, here’s a quick breakdown of what’s going on: ohheybrian.com This is the landing page and will house all of my… Read More »

#Flipclass Conference – Day 3

Unfortunately, I need to leave the conference early today, so I’m writing before I hop on an airplane for a few hours.   There is some great stuff being shared again and the attendees are much more vocal with their ideas and thoughts as they get more confident with the ideas we’re trying to present.… Read More »

#Flipclass11 Day 2

As we headed into day 2 of the flipped class conference, I was really excited about some of the discussions that are coming up with educators from all over the place.  Some of the big takeaways from today: LiveScribe – If you can write with a pen, you can do a screencast.  This is a… Read More »

#Flipclass11 Day 1

I haven’t written in a long time and it is primarily because I’ve been traveling for a couple of weeks from Korea.  I have another longer post slated for later this week, so this is just a quickie with some good stuff from the first part of the day at the Flipped Class Conference in… Read More »

More Thoughts on Open Doors

This week in #edchat we spent time discussing how to change teacher’s images in the media, community, etc.  Its a great topic and one that is certainly worth discussing.  Teachers are facing more and more scrutiny about testing results, summer break schedules, pay…you name it.  So the question that begs asking becomes: “How do we… Read More »

Bragging on Students

I love opportunities to brag on students that do some great work.  As often as I can, I’ll send something in to Twitter or other teachers in our school.  It’s always great sending something out, but it’s even better when it is a student that blindsides you with an amazing project…and that happened to me… Read More »