Archive for August, 2012

Building Content

I will begin creating content this weekend and posting videos this week.

Excited!

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If you teach it, they will come


Over the last two days, I was able to present a professional development course on Edmodo and Flipping the ELA classroom for English teachers in my district. To say it was awesome would be an understatement.

I was able to sit in a classroom with teachers of my same discipline and share the information that I have been gathering and experimenting with all summer. Not only was I able to share, but I was also able to engage in that conversation and learn about the ways they may have been utilizing the Flip Model without being aware of it.

What I learned, after the jump

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Parting is such sweet sorrow

There may be nothing worse than reading the last sentence of a great book.

I know this is an experience that (hopefully) everyone has had at one time, or hopefully more than one time, in their life. You dread reading that last sentence because you know that this will be the last time you will be able to experience the life of characters who have become your, for lack of a better word, “friends.”

So, instead, you choose denial and turn back to page one and start reading again.

This made me think to myself, “Will our students be able to have that experience, at least once, as a product of their reading in my classroom?”

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