Here at Teach On A Mission, like every other teacher, everywhere, we are in total back to school mode. And you can't be prepared to start a school year without talking about, preparing for, and understanding the significance of the first two weeks in the classroom.
The flipped classroom is no different.
Or is it?
Well, it kind of is.
The first two weeks in the flipped classroom are important not only so you can establish rapport and boundaries that benefit your classroom management abilities just like in the traditional classroom.
Yes, that's important, but in the flipped classroom, the first two weeks is MORE about empowering kids.
(photo by Nicole Honeywill, https://unsplash.com/photos/E3I2zjwGudM)
It's about empowering your students to own their learning, and know how to learn well.
So, in this post, I want to give you a picture of that classroom atmosphere, as well as some techniques to use to build that atmosphere and empower your students.