Archive for June, 2012

Overload

I think all of us have grand plans over the summer, but then it comes, and it is overwhelming.

How do you pull yourself out of the “I have so many ideas and no idea where to start rut?!”

And then you think you have everything set with your ideas, when you find 10 more cool ideas to incorporate.

What a conundrum.

So, solution?

I am going to force myself to go into the building next week. If I am in a quiet place without any distractions, I might be able to accomplish what I want to accomplish.

But . . .

I think part of the problem is that my PS3 is functioning and it is coaxing me into playing Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. I have almost beat it.

The only problem is that I then have Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception sitting on my floor. Obviously, I will have to start playing that then as well.

What a dilemma.

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Driving really does provide the best setting for thought

                                                                                                       Photo by Anthony Willett

I was driving to school today and thinking about my plans for the next few weeks.

I am taking the JEA CJE test on July 11th, which means studying a ridiculous amount about court rulings regarding the 1st Amendment and understanding the statistical evidence that is reflected in student achievement after participating in a journalism course. It’s quite an undertaking.

While I was driving, I was still thinking about what my classroom will look like next year. How exactly do I implement the “Flip” model in my classroom? How do I make it work for my students?

So, I think there are a few things I’m settled on . . .

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And so it begins

I decided to start a blog to keep track of my thought process as a I make the change from the traditional classroom model to the “flipped” classroom model.

As of right now, I am excited, curious, nervous and hopeful.

I think this is the way to go. We shall see.