Whoa! This year (my second official year teaching 7th/8th grade math) I learned so much! The biggest three things include:
- Never say anything a kid can say! Questioning and HOT questions have become my priority.
- Groups are where its at! As a new teacher, my classroom management needed work. I have learned that I can't have kids staring at me in rows with their hands folded neatly on their desk while I lecture, just doesn't work for me. Putting them in groups, giving them jobs and tasks and going around from group to group made me and them so happy, it was a joy to teach again!
- Differentiation-I have kids who would be considered Honors students mixed in with Title 1 kids and IEPs. I HAVE to differentiate.
So with those things in mind, I stumbled across the webinar mentioned above and here I am!
As I've probably mentioned before, I hate my writing which is why I've been a terrible blogger, however, I feel like I need to blog to be a better reflected teacher. Now that I have a purpose, I feel a little more comfortable blogging.
Things I am doing as I investigate flipping:
Trying out websites
And I will also be taking with my wonderful math coach Cynthia Millinger (http://www.charterschoolstartup.com/) next week about using it next year in my class!