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…

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…

Flipped Training Map To The Four Pillars

I hope that you have found the thirteen training sessions that have been posted over the past few months valuable and informative. We have gotten some very good response to the training series based on view numbers and other metrics. I hope to begin releasing another training series that goes into some other areas soon…

GET FLIPPING!!! Now is the time to F-L-I-P: Specifics Of Getting Started

NOW is the time to flip…something…anything…seriously anything. Click Here for F-L-I-P Series: Finale…Get Started Okay so thus far we have looked at the theory and a few examples of F-L-I-P, it is your turn.  In this 10-11 minute training video we look at how YOU can get started. Here are some topics in this section….

In-Flip: A Possible Answer If Access Or Accountability Is An Issue

If student access or accountability is an issue in your learning environment the In-Flip may be an answer.  This next installment of the twelve part F-L-I-P learning training series provides a look at a significant variation on F-L-I-P that can be a powerful tool. Having looked at the four pillars of F-L-I-P, a practical case study,…