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…

Why Are Teachers Shy About Their Awesomeness? Part 1

In my most recent #flipclass entry I wrote about my fear of reflection and admitting that I’m wrong, so I suppose it only makes sense that I begin the second blog with a revision to a previous opinion.In a blog about starting a podcast (EDUatYourBest.libsyn.com) I mentioned that I had a few basic tenets that…

Fear Of My Own Reflection

Entry #1 in the #flipblogs “20 in 30” challenge Day 1 Today is my first entry in the “20 in 30 – September” challenge proposed by @flipping_a_teacher. To be honest, I’m a little intimidated at the thought of creating a blog 20 out of the next 30 days.  The reason my fear is a little…

EDU@YourBest: Starting A Discussion Highlighting Every Teacher’s Best

I believe that every teacher has something that is their “Best Thing”, and I want to talk about it. I teach high school and college math.  I do not teach elementary students.  I have social science qualifications but I don’t do that daily either.  Until recently I had no idea what a Socratic Circle was,…

DIBs Finale: Stitching It All Together

The final touches in our DIBs training series and the map that brings it all together. This is it! Over the past three months we have gone through an entire training series on DIBs: Digital Instruction Blocks.  This was a follow up to a three month video series on the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P.  Just…

Mapping Out Learning: A Tutorial For Using DIBs & Learning Maps

Creating learning maps with DIBs means all materials for a unit or course can be delivered with a single link.  Let’s make a learning map in real time. Straight to the Video tutorial This past semester in my MATH098 – Intermediate Algebra class I gave the students a single link that included twelve learning maps…

Create or Curate Learning Resources: Lessons From My YouTube Habits

Collected lessons from Letsdig18, Essential Craftsman, AVE, TIFO, Vintage Space,Vlogbrothers, CompanyMan, LinusTechTips, et.al. To be clear none of the YouTubers listed above know me, with the potential exception of those that receive Patreon support from me. (Flipped Learning Network also has a Patreon account if you are interested). However, I spend hours watching or listening…

Let’s Get Digital: A Social Science DIB Tutorial.

Okay enough theory, let’s get creating!  Below is the link to a “How to make a DIB” video tutorial.  I chose a social science topic as this is an area that lends itself to broad use of physical artifacts, multimedia resources, textual information, primary sources, and 101 other learning components that just beg for coallation,…

DIBS in ELA & Elementary

Examples and principles for using DIBs for the English Language Arts (ELA) and Elementary classrooms. Flipped learning is not just for math and science classes. As I interact with more and more teachers in a variety of areas the more I am convinced that flipped learning and DIBs are key ways to reserve time in…

DIBs In Math & Science

Examples and principles for using DIBs for the math and science classrooms. Every discipline has it’s own challenges and benefits with respect to organizing and communicating curriculum. Math classrooms benefit from a traditional approach and a linear structure that has been canonized by many, at all levels of education.  Science is generally subdivided quite finely…

Flip, Organize & Communicate Curriculum With DIBs (New Training Series)

Digital Instruction Blocks (DIBs) can be the graphic framework that unifies the many threads and types of media in your curriculum into a clear, unified, and accessible whole. The threads of learning: Flipped educators are creative and ingenious people.  Whether your flipped learning involves video or is focused on text, I am willing to bet…