The Teacher’s Lounge – Seasons of Teaching

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/11868896/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] In today’s episode, an encounter with an old high-school teacher of my own brings up the topic of reflection from the three of us about the changing seasons of our teaching careers. Join us as we talked about being an 11 year teacher, a…

Ask The FLN: Eirik Wattengard

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/10473209/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] Eirik Wattengard and I talk good practice for effective learning videos.    Check out this episode!

POI025 All Flipping Summer Idea 5: The Long Follow

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9999158/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] “Idea #5 Sharing your summer”, centers on including students in an ongoing project or conversation that allows them to see progress, frustration, setbacks, problem solving, learning, etc. To differentiate what I am talking about in this entry from the last entry, idea 4 was…

POI024 All Flipping Summer Idea 4

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9998831/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] This one is a big one.  Find some way to take your students with you, digitally, this summer. Every life science teacher I know finds themselves in the forest or on the lake. Every English teacher I know has a stack of books they’ve…

POI023 All Flipping Summer Idea 3 Pick Something

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9998621/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] Q: How do you eat a whale?  A: One bite at a time.  It doesn’t much matter where you start on any big project or adjustment to your classroom.  The reality is you will likely not use the first thing you create or first…

POI022 All Flipping Summer Idea 2 Grow Something

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9998345/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] Take time this summer to find something “important” in your classroom or teaching that needs a little tending to grow to a more full potential. Knowing that summer allows for professional growth, we need to also make that growth a priority and set aside time…

POI021 All Flipping Summer Idea #1

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9997502/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] I enjoy my job, most of the time, but I also look forward to summer. As a teacher I spend 9 1/2  months of the year balancing 150 teenage personalities on the ends of sticks and trying to move them from one place to…

FlipBlogs: A Problems With Chromebooks

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9463721/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] In this episode I try and think through a potential policy change for next year.  I am beginning to look ahead at a few adjustments for my classroom next year.  I have signs up in my classroom that forbid the use of cell phones,…

FlipBlogs What the Dynamo Teaches About Flipped Learning

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9463331/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] This quick episode tells the story of how a BBC podcast by Tim Horford helped me realize a few things about flipped learning. I have found what many others have realized, flipped learning required a rethinking of the whole learning ecosystem.  43 minutes between bells…

POI020 FlipFails5p2 My Answers So Far

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9460400/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] In this episode, I give my answers to the three questions regarding “practice” brought up in our Flip Fails blog series.  This blog is available here as a podcast, but is also available on http://www.flippedlearning.org in traditional blog format.  Check out this episode!

POI019 FlipFails #5 Practice Makes Progress Part 1

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9459629/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] In the Flip Fails #4 I ended with a list of concepts that my failures had forced me to reflect upon.   Here are the first three as they popped into my head while writing. How much skill practice does a student need to become…

POI018 Flipfail#4 Settling For A Fieldgoal

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9459395/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] In this episode we continue our Flip Fail series and set the course for the next few entries. If I sum up all of my many failures in my first semester or 18 months of flipping my class I would have to say that…