Hey there and welcome to the Sustainable Teacher Podcast/Blog about the number one tool your classroom needs right now.
We are in a time of transition in education as we head back to normal or at least to some sort of new normal. You are probably right in the middle of the teacher-hustle, and you’re reflecting on the changes you want to make to your daily teaching life so that it’s a bit more sustainable, am I right?
Either way, the tool that I’m going to tell you about today is one that’s going to help you take practical steps towards a more sustainable and effective classroom in the modern times of education. It’s going to help you take steps towards more evenings focused on your family and less weekends spent grading papers, all while maintaining or even increasing your effectiveness in the classroom.
Want to know what the number one tool is?
It’s the Flipped Classroom Starter Kit I’ve built to help you do ...
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By far the most frequently asked question I get about the flipped classroom, next to what do I do when students don't watch the videos (stay tuned for a post on that), is how to make the videos. Specifically, what tool can I use to make my flipped videos that won't take me a ton of time to learn how to use it and will have a fairly easy process of getting the job done?
I LOVE this question because I LOVE telling teachers that making the flipped videos will be the easiest thing they do when building their flipped classroom.
For some of you that might actually be rather scary because you have no idea where to begin or might call yourselves technologically impaired. Stick with me here for a second though, because I assure you that videoing...
O, data. The dirty D word of education. If you don't see it as a dirty word, well neither do I, but I do understand the negative connotation around that word in the world of educators. The negative connotation comes from the fear that data trumps all other aspects of education, which in some cases it shamefully does. But what if we look at it this way - what if the data is a piece of the puzzle in understanding if your flipped classroom is working or not? Just a piece, not the whole, but it can be a rather informative and effective piece.
Data can be just that if, and only if you spend some time reflecting on the following three points that I bring to your attention here.
So let's get straight to it.
In the flipped classroom, you'll notice quickly that there are more points throughout your course, throughout your students' experience in your course that you'll want to be informed...