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Flipping Tip: Keep Parents in the Loop

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"The single biggest problem with communications is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw

Believe it or not even the best kids get tempted to give messages from school the deep-six when they bear bad news.



Flipping Tip: Set & Enforce Prerequisites

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"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence." - Abigail Adams

I received a surprising comment from a reader about bridging the digital divide. It seems my friend is finding her adult pupils don't have the technology skills she anticipated.



Flipping Tip: Crossing the digital divide

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"Technology alone is not enough..." Steve Jobs

I love that quote because it reminds me that imagination and common sense are two of our most important problem solving skills. Perhaps we can use them to help resolve the issues Chelsea Clinton describes in America's Dangerous Tech Gaps?



Flipping Tip: Academic Controversy

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"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr. 


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Flipping Tip: Improve Writing with Collaborative Software

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"No one person, no one alliance, no one nation, no one of us is as smart as all of us thinking together." - James Stavrdis

Natural Science students at Mount Marty College are required to complete a research project in their senior year. Each writes a research paper and presents their research to the Natural Science Division faculty and student body.



Flipping Tip: Audio Podcasting for Modern Language Courses

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"Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice." - Nora Roberts

Last night was great!



Flipping Tip: Give One Minute Feedback

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"Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity." - Samuel Johnson 

Yesterday's blog hijacked The One Minute Manager's practice of setting One Minute Goals. Today I'm exploring how teachers might use the One Minute Praising. 



Flipping Tip: Set One Minute Rubrics

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"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson
 

Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson's story "The One Minute Manager" was first published in 1982 and is as valid today as it was 30 years ago.



Flipping Tip: Be a Flipping Coach!

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"All coaching is, is taking a player where he can't take himself." - Bill McCartney 

Coaching in a flipped classroom means providing your students with the resources and opportunities they need to achieve their fullest potential as scholars. Not every student will succeed. I wish they did.



Flipping Tip: Walk Around!

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I grow weary of teacher complaints about laptops and smartphones in the classroom.

 



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