Musings from a high school Teacher
We are coming up to unit test time for our first unit in Science 10. I had to be away for a couple of days and had the most wonderful opportunity to have a TOC use my flipped classroom philosophy and videos while I was out. It was like having a virtual version of me. I am so appreciative that my TOC was willing to even give it a go, as this is not standard and kind of experimental when it comes to public education right now.
The feedback I got was mixed. The infrastructure in our building let me down. The videos couldn't be streamed. The silver lining is that the kids have bought-in and a good chunk of them watched the videos at home the night before without prompting! I know that doesn't excite everyone but it sure does me.
The class was able to continue with the hands-on activity I had planned instead of a stand and deliver lecture and then the lab. There was more class time for actual application of concepts. I love flipping! I am curious as to how the views for the videos will change over the weekend before the test.
Thank you Robyn Joyce for being so flexible and willing to try this out in a classroom that you don't know; that shows incredible confidence and professionalism on your part.
Stats as of Oct 2
Striving to explore flip: explain in order to engage!