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Flipping with Kirch

Flipping with Kirch
This has turned into a much longer post than I had planned...I always remind myself that I blog for myself and to reflect on my practice, and if others want to read, then good for them :) I have also come to realize how wonderful having blogging as an outlet is. I am not blessed, as many are, to have a collaborative partner or a like-minded colleague in person and thus my online community has become that PLC and sounding board that every teacher needs...Thanks for being a part!~~~~~~ I've never really been that happy with how I've assessed my students on trig identities. The last three years I've just resorted to a take home test where students had a lot of time as well as all their resources. And, even though I've gone over what is allowed (basically everything on our class website) and not allowed (google and friends), I have come to realize, unfortunately, that expectations of integrity and character just cannot be followed by most teenagers these days.

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Asking Questions to Improve Learning When you prepare for class, office hours, and help sessions, compose specific questions that you will ask your students (or that you anticipate they will ask you). Doing so will help you increase student participation and encourage active learning. The strategies below will also help you formulate questions for exams and paper assignments. Active learning extends beyond the classroom. When you ask questions in the classroom, you are modeling a process that students can and should use themselves; encourage your students to use the following questioning strategies to assess what they have learned, to develop their thinking skills, and to study for exams. Feedback, Part II The editor of our local newspaper contacted me this week wanting to write an article about what flipped learning looks like in my classroom. Since my science-teaching colleague has also starting flipping this year, I asked her to participate in the interview as well. She had a great idea - "Why don't we survey our students and include some of their opinions in the article as well?" So I whipped up a quick Google Form and we took a couple of minutes in our classes Thursday and Friday for students to complete the anonymous survey. I have been stewing over the results ever since.

The Museum of Unworkable Devices The Reading Room. Related Galleries. Web resources. Deceptions by Peter Parsons. management Ahh, classroom management. Many of us tend to equate classroom management with discipline (and for that matter, to equate discipline with punishment, but that's another story). I see classroom management as the processes and procedures that are in place to mitigate the need for punishment, leaving discipline to cleave to its roots of "to follow."

Excellent Tool to Create Rubrics for Your Class November, 2014 Rubistar is a great free web tool that teachers can use to create educational rubrics to use in class. By definition, a rubric according to Geidi Andrade, is "a document that articulates the expectations for an assignment by listening the criteria, or what counts, and describing levels of quality from excellent to poor". As a teacher you can create rubrics and use them for a variety of purposes. These include: grading students assignments, providing focused feedback on works in progress, preparing lesson plans and many more. " Rubrics can teach as well as evaluate. When used as part of a formative, student centered approach to assessment, rubrics have the potential to help students develop understanding and skill, as well as make dependable judgments about the quality of their own work.

Wiki Reference Wiki — a wiki containing examples of how to make the wiki do stuff. wiki wiki wiki. I like saying wiki. wiki. I have a question! Some people (a whole 2 of them!) have asked about what new things I have been working on. Task Card Corner: Using Task Cards in Interactive Notebooks I have been debating using task cards in my interactive math notebooks (and I even started creating a few reflection task cards specifically for interactive notebooks before taking time to do some other projects). Then, I came across Anna's post from Simply Skilled in Second about how she used the cards in reading, and I started thinking about using them in math again. We have been working on integers, and we were finishing up with comparing and ordering integers. I wanted them to have some work saved in their notebooks to reference later, but I also wanted to use it as an opportunity for them to show proof of their learning. So, off to task cards I went!

Digitize your exit tickets! This post was written by Erin Dye, a ClassDojo Thought Partner who tweets regularly at GreenLightLT Is your administration pushing the use of exit tickets at your school? Even if they’re not, it’s something to consider. Running formative assessment during class requires preparation, management, and participation. But as with most things, having an easy daily routine can be a good way to work through some of those issues. Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version So. You've tried flipping your class, and it didn't go well. Or you've heard about flipping and want to try the approach, but you're pretty sure it won't work in your school.

The Sweet Confusion Of Going Back To A Game Later On Here’s a thing I love: going back to an involved game after weeks, months or even years away, after life got in the way or you hit a brick wall, and abruptly abandoned that world. Starting a brand new game from scratch can never offer the same delightful confusion, even though you begin it from a place of even greater ignorance. Without fail, I go back in to an abandoned game convinced I know how to play it, that it’s a simple matter of resumption and I’ll be romping through it as if I’d never been away. Then, crushing reality.