Reflection

End of Semester

So, the first semester has ended and I have had mixed results. Spanish I began strong but by the end of the last grading period, students were too far behind to catch up. Also, they seem to have forgotten all of what they learned because they were unable to answer proficiency questions at the end …

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Now what?

So, I have been flipping for 9 weeks now and I think it is time to incorporate some of my “fun” activities. I have been working hard to get the students accustomed to the flipped classroom and implementing PBL units at the same time. As a result, I have not done as many differentiated activities …

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First Assessment

Last week, I gave my very first unit test to my Spanish I class. I must say that I had the best results of any year I have give unit assessments. The funny thing is that this time, the unit included concepts I don’t usually teach the first few weeks of school. The class average …

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Three weeks in…

SO, I am three weeks into flipping my class. I cannot express how pleased I have been with the results! It has taken some time for students to get used to having to pace themselves. As a result, we are further behind where I wanted to be at this point in the semester. So, what …

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Two weeks in..

Well, I am two weeks into my first year of flipping my classroom. So far, I am pleased with the results. My students are reaching the goals for each section and are producing Spanish with far more proficiency than my students have at the same point in the school year as last year. I am …

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First Day!

So, teachers return to work on Monday. I am both excited and apprehensive about the upcoming school year. My plan is to finish my classroom this weekend (yep…on Saturday and maybe Sunday). I have a workshop that I am giving on Collaborative and Cooperative Groups on Tuesday and I am ill-prepared as of today. I …

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Playing Catchup…

Ok, so I already feel like I am behind and the year hasn’t even started yet! I am trying to get ahead so I don’t feel overwhelmed when the students come back. My room has been cleaned so I can start moving in at any time. I need to go through some of my stuff …

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Summer Pondering

As with previous summer vacations, I have spent a considerable amount of time trying to find new ways to engage my students (and myself for that matter). I have toyed with the idea of a Flipped classroom for over a year now but have yet to make the jump. Simultaneously, I have been dabbing in …

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