Saturday, January 28, 2017

Only 77 days to go!

     The  countdown has begun. I have only 77 more teaching days with my students until I retire. I have decided to let you follow me in my last semester and to write a daily post to tell you what we are doing in class. There are so many things I want to do with my students that I have never tried like stations and a flipped classroom. These are the two that I have decided to do for the rest of the year. It's now or never so enjoy the journey with me. I'm also pulling out all of my fun activities I have taught over the years to teach one more time. Please leave suggestions or comments and any resources that you have found helpful that I could use. 
     Here's the plan. On Monday, I am going to talk with all of my classes and let them in on the changes that will be happening. In my two Algebra classes I am going to explain how we are going to flip our class. Many of my students do not have Internet access at home and their phones have limited data, so if they cannot watch the videos at home they can come to my classroom before or after school or eat lunch in my room and watch the videos. I don't have the time or energy to make all these videos so I'm starting  with the videos that come with our book or using Khan  Academy.
     In my 3 Pre-Algebra classes we are occasionally going to flip the class but it will be an activity based learning experience and of course lots of foldables. This is going to be a challenge especially with my last period class. However, I am determined that we are going to succeed and I know if it engaging they will love it.  I can't wait to get started so sit back and enjoy the ride with me.

Til next time,
Jan    

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your retirement! I have been following your blog since we took the Smartboard class with Kristen Clegg a few summers ago.

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    1. Hi Janet! I remember you very well. So good to hear from you and glad to hear you are following my blog. I'm excited about sharing my last semester with everyone. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

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  2. I'm so impressed at your dedication to start new things in your last 77 days. A sign of a dedicated and caring teacher. Can't wait to read the journey. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help with the flip!

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