Flipped Classroom

I have been intrigued with the Flipped Classroom for a while. (The general idea is the reverse of the traditional learning environment: delivering instructional content like videos, primary source documents, reading assignments– outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, like discussion questions, projects, and activities based on […]

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Personalized Learning: Math Rotations

I have been trying to get my math lessons to be completely personalized for years. (See previous posts one , two and three). I’ve finally got a system in place that works for me. Give Pre-tests. I usually give the students 3-4 pre-tests at a time. (For example, Fractions standards 4.NSF.1, 4.NSF.2, and 4.NSF.3 all at once since […]

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Year Three: Personalized Learning

My school is the academic magnet elementary school for the county. There are entrance tests, standardized test requirements, and grades to maintain. The majority of my class is identified by the state as “Gifted & Talented.” I always have a bright group of students, but this year I have one student who is exceptionally bright, especially […]

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Year Two: Personalized Learning

Around October, I began feeling the itch to try Personalized Learning again. I already had the placemats, data binders, and tracking sheets, so I thought about what I had seen the previous summer at the Google Summit. I saw a presenter who used digital tracking sheets. She used a Google Doc and posted it to […]

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Year One: Personalized Learning

I feel like the edu-blog niche is pretty full but I’ve begged for, borrowed from, or flat out stolen some really amazing ideas from other teachers. Here’s what’s going on in my class. Beg, borrow, and steal away: I’ve been interested in Personalized Learning (PL) since I first heard about it when I attended the […]

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