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 . . .
2. Socrative will be my initial assessment at the start of each class to check for understanding.
3. My focus for my classroom will revolve around collaborative activity and in-depth discussion. I will also use this time to mediate as needed, or reteach concepts with small groups that require additional support.
4. I will use a standards-based grading practice that allows for multiple opportunities to show revision. A 75% is required to continue past any specific concept/standard.
5. My units, based on the CCSS, will offer Project-Based Learning inquiry opportunities that encourage student-chosen assessment opportunities that target their creative interests, while still focusing on the content/performance task.
I still have things to learn and think about.
It will probably take me a couple more drives in my Jeep to find a comfortable ground where I can start putting pen to paper.