Monday, November 30, 2015

What I have learned & want to learn! Oh, the list could be so long

This week I am looking forward to teaching my three levels of physics classes in the flipped classroom model.  For many reasons I spent our first trimester not flipping my classroom and now I am back and ready to go!  I have learned so much since I last flipped my classroom that here are just a few things I have learned about flipping:
1.  Modeling & practice are key!  I am doing this tomorrow.  The students will be modeling how I want them to flip and take notes.  This will help me with students knowing what I want.
2.  Encourage and encourage more and more questions.  This is something I want my students to improve on.
3.  I am doing a bold experiment this year where my students have to come up with something they are interested in, generate a list of questions for an "expert" in that field, and have an online conversation with an expert.  I have a grand plan with this, and am looking forward to it.  I will be keeping you posted on how this goes.

Well, here is my shortest blog ever.  If you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas about what I am doing, please leave a message!*