Monthly Archives: June, 2012

To Flip or Not to Flip

A Flipped classroom is a bit like Opposite Day on steroids.  In a traditional classroom, students spend most of their classroom time listening to the teacher lecture or explain, some of the time applying, and the majority of their practice happens at home.  In a flipped classroom, the students view a video of their teacher’s …

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What I Won’t LIKE Teaching Next Year-but MUST.

I love teaching.  I love fresh school supplies-boxes of new crayons, freshly sharpened pencils, writer’s notebooks.  I love the laptop cart-fully charged and ready to go.  I love my kids-celebrating their successes and working hard to create new successes.  I love technology in the classroom and being innovative (as long as it promotes learning). I …

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How can we BEST recognize students?

Student recognition has been on my mind a lot lately.  I’m certain I don’t have all of the answers.  I’m certain I don’t even have MOST of the answers.  What I am certain of is that certain things don’t work.  They simply don’t.  I’ve done a lot of reading on this topic lately and some …

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Tweet-da-leet-a-leet, Tweet-da-leet-a-leet

I forgot to mention that I am officially a tweeter now.  You know, on twitter.  I am making wonderful connections with all kinds of “edtech” people and am honestly loving it.  Now…I guess in all honesty I must admit that I have been a tweeter for a year…but, it isn’t quite the same.  You see, …

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World’s Worst Blogger

So, let’s get the obvious out of the way first.  I am the worst blogger ever.  I have great intentions…but my follow-through is definitely lacking.  However, I think I am going to give this another shot.  We are still in Omaha and we still love it here.  I was quite pleased recently when Omaha was …

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