Flipped Learning & Special Educators

Basic Pre-Algebra 1 I teach high school math, and it is a firm belief of mine that every teacher at any level needs to have a good mix of classes to keep everybody honest and everyone empathetic about the variety of challenges of various student groups. To this end, I have AP Calculus BC followed…

I Blame #flipblogs (a Tongue-in-Cheek Reflection on Reflection)

The only other title I can think of for this blog is, “I blame Andrew Swan”. At the end of August, just as my school year was beginning, Andrew Swan threw down the gauntlet to write 20 blogs in 30 days that make up September. Andrew is a member of my long-distance professional learning community…

The Importance of Educational Supports Staff

Educational Supports Staff – Noun  (Plural) – Defined as non-classroom professionals whose goal is providing the emotional, social, and academic supports that allow education to proceed in the classroom where it otherwise would not. In previous blog I talked about how important it is that we have administrative support, and while the ideal is that…

Administrators can be key to flip class – #flipblogs

How principals are a key part of the flipped learning team. I have done flipped class under three different principals in the last seven years. This is not to say that I’ve had very many principals overall. I began my flipped class journey under a long serving and veteran principle that was very much old school….

Mapping Out Personalized Professional Development

Utilizing learning maps and flipped learning to give teachers flexibility and choice in their professional development. Every state and district has at least a few professional development components that while important, are not exactly enthralling and engaging. Additionally, there are also professional development topics that require at least a modicum of introduction and vocabulary understanding…

Stumbling Into This Flipped Year

A cautionary tale of how just because you did it well before does not mean you will do it well now. Starting Off Right There are a number of ways that you can start your year in the classroom, but all of them include good communication. Unfortunately, most teachers are like most students and we…

EAUB013: Talking New School w/ Jennifer Brummer

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/7149186/height/100/width//thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/759041/custom-color/#87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Mrs. Brummer is a teaching veteran of 19 years in the science classroom, but this year she began a new chapter at a new school.  We discussed what it is like to move from a long term teaching job in one junior high to…