Judi Holst is one of my former Douglas County colleagues, and she has provided me with many inspirational ideas over the last several years. She recently reviewed a book called Flipping Your English Class to Reach All Learners. Here is the link to her review:
Knowing Judi as I do, and based on her review of this book, I immediately ordered it for myself. It is challenging enough to meet the needs of 30-35 sixth graders in less than an hour. Then I consider the fact that I have five classes for a total of 150+ students. I also think about the wide range of interests, abilities, and motivation levels, and I know that I am definitely ready to try something new. I want to make the most of every moment I have with my students - especially since I only see them four out of every five days.
I like the fact that this book is geared toward the secondary English Language Arts classroom. Like Judi, I have attended several sessions and read lots of books about flipping my classroom, but none of that information was directly applicable to my situation. This book sounds like a perfect fit! I was also pleased to see that the author included sample lesson plans and tips for creating the videos. I know they need to be dynamic and engaging if I expect my students to watch them.
My book should be arriving in the next few days, and I am eager to check it out. I will definitely keep you posted about my new flipping adventure!