Lessons In Learning: Reminded HOW To Learn By My Plumber

How learning a new set of skills to plumb my project house reminded me of the emotional and mental rollercoaster of learning something totally new. This summer I am rehabbing/rebuilding a house across from my parents.  To keep costs low we are doing the bulk of the work ourselves.  This is something I learned from…

#Flipblogs Pre-Work #1 – “Gotta Catch’em All!”

How flipped learning, Pokemon, and mastery made my parent/teacher conferences 1000% better. Prologue:  @flipping_A_teacher (Andrew Swan), @crystalkirch, myself, and a few others were discussing ways to adjust the twitter and blog experience to create another productive venue for beneficial interaction and discussion of flipped learning topics. Then straight off the top rope with an atomic…

Where’s MY data?

How do I collect data that I can be confident reflects the true level of effectiveness of flipped learning? As a general rule I am a skeptic.  I approach change slowly.  I have read @RobertTalbert on the Flipped Learning Network blogs and the FLN slack. However, since the very early stages of my flipped journey…

Flipping > Crocs : How Foam Shoes Can Inform Flipped Learning

  I agree with Andrew Swan (@flipping_A_tchr) but there are a few cautionary lessons to be learned. Just a few days ago there was a Twitter conversation between some well informed and experienced flip teachers expressing disappointment in the quality of unit lesson plans for flipped classrooms. The discussion that followed echoed comments that I…

Doing a flip conference without flipping out…too much.

This is the story with only weeks to go. In under three weeks there is a tremendous flipped and blended learning conference happening in Huntley, Illinois, June 15th and 16th. This is more than a sales pitch for the Illinois Flipped & Blended Learning Network Conference (#ilfabn), this is a behind-the-scenes look at some of…

Who makes the content? Students!

Student produced content is a win-win-win for everyone. (This blog is based on my experiences, data gathered from my students, and research I have done that is summarized more completely with multiple links and media examples here bit.ly/STUDENTCREATION) When a teacher approaches flipping a class there are far more questions than answers. May I suggest a…

Flipped, Blended, and the Teacher’s Union.

Do we ever think about our rights to content we create when we flip or blend our classrooms? Have you ever gone on a trip and wake up startled, afraid you left the garage door open? Have you ever traded in a vehicle for a different one and had a nagging fear that maybe that…

A How-To…or Not-To…of Flipped & Blended Learning Conferences

The maddening, worrying, exciting, disappointing, creative, joyful, and frustrating parts of putting on a quality flipped and blended learning conference. Like every large endeavor in life hosting and planning a flipped and blended learning conference is both the best idea and worst idea you have ever had all at the same time. As I write…

Flip…Blend…Repeat

What is flipped learning? what is blended learning? what is tech-enhanced? AAAHHHHH!!!!! Take a look at this simplistic definition in 1 minute and 20 seconds… CLICK HERE CLICK HERE to view the short video made with PowToon by @ILFABN

Going Non-Linear In 5 Minutes-ish

A quick guide to adapting your current linear curriculum to a basic non-linear format. I have written about my thoughts, intents, and justifications for reorganizing my traditional linear plans into a more non-linear format in a previous blog both on my site matthewtmoore.wordpress.com and on the Flipped Learning Network Hub but here is a list of key…

Breaking Through The Lines: Non-linear Planning Provides Choice

Even in a highly structured content area like math non-linear organization provides choice and helps students make connections. Math people love lines. High school and middle school teachers love straight lines.  y=mx+b….y-y=m(x-x)….Ax+By=C… I am getting excited already!!!  It is little wonder then that when we approach teaching we also approach the artistic and performance part…

Save The Date & Get Signed-up For ILFABN!!!

The Illinois Flipped and Blended Learning Conference will take place June 15th and 16th at Huntley High School in Huntley Illinois.   Whether your budget and schedule call for a one day drive in, a jam packed two day overnighter, or something in between, our one goal is providing an outstanding conference at an affordable…