Flipped Learning by @teachingexperim

Name: Jen
Twitter name: @teachingexperim
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Chemistry and Physics
Position: Teacher
What is your advice about? Flipped learning

1: Try it; it can be scary because it involves relinquishing control of the learning and putting responsibility with the students.

2: Plan for the students that don’t do the work at home. Even in my best classes I never get 100% homework completion; assume some students won’t have prepared for the lesson.

3: Be really clear in what you expect the students to do to prepare for the lesson. Direct them to videos and/or text book pages.

4: This is the perfect opportunity for differentiation. Don’t expect everyone to be at the same level when they come back into the classroom.

5: Expect some reluctance from students when you introduce the idea, they don’t like new things, they like being spoon-fed. The idea of them teaching themselves will scare them.

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Long Term Planning by @Teachingexperim

Name: Jen
Twitter: @teachingexperim
Sector:  Secondary
Subject: Chemistry and Physics
Position: Teacher
5 Bits of Advice About: Long term planning

  1. Know when the ‘hard’ deadlines are, if mocks are after Christmas you need to make sure you’ve taught everything they need by then.
  2. Use the school calendar to work out when your going to lose lessons due to trips or all day assessments.
  3. Using tip 1 and tip 2, work out how many hours of contact time you have and how many hours of content you need to teach. Squash things accordingly.
  4. Plan in what I call ‘bounce/squeeze’ lessons, so you can adjust your teaching to your students needs, and move faster or recap when required.
  5. Be realistic, don’t teach a hard topic last lesson on the Friday before Xmas. Plan for fun; this is where science has the advantage as I just set things on fire!

YouTube by @teachingexperim

Name: Jen
Twitter: @teachingexperim
Sector:  Secondary
Subject: Chemistry and Physics
Position: Teacher
5 Bits of Advice About: YouTube

  1. Use clips in the classroom; for experiments that you can’t do, to add variety or for WOW factor.
  2. Use questions, “by the end of this clip you should be able to tell me…..” That way they are forced to engage.
  3. Try flipped learning, set a series of questions for homework and give links to videos that include the answers.
  4. Use it for assessment, Edpuzzle allows you to put questions into any YouTube video. Easier for you to mark, engaging for students as they can do their homework on their phone.
  5. Make playlists to parallel your classroom teaching, and recommend them to your classes. YouTube is the most popular website for 13-17 year olds, use that to your advantage!