...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
The flipped class has been coming up more and more in discussions and blog posts recently. My guess is that it has something to do with Salman Khan's lucrative relationship with Bill Gates and the media's attention on their speaking tours. I feel like a broken record with this post, but it is something thatRead More
I know there have been a deluge of Google+ blog posts written in the past 3 weeks or so, but I'm going to hop on the bandwagon this morning and give a couple of my initial thoughts about its use as a professional and in the classroom. Google+ will let educators across the globe collaborateRead More
...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 selectedRead More
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 weRead More
As a teacher, students constantly want the easy answer...we've all experienced this. It is difficult to go day after day and hear complaints and whining about class being hard. But, I find it encouraging (and actually a point of pride) that my class is hard.