I didn't start off by telling them about the flipped classroom.
I didn't even start off by showing them a video.
We didn't use much technology.
I gave them a Blank White Page, and they wrote questions on one side, answered one question from me (Who are you?) on the other, and took two pictures.
And the coolest thing that happened was that by 3rd period, kids came in talking about how excited their friends had been after leaving my first two classes. I had numerous colleagues, including several in the SPED department, tell me that kids had raved about how good my class was.
And that was just the first day.
Today we had LOTS of technical difficulties, but we managed to work through most of the playlist I had set up. I even have some kids done with it entirely. Like completely done. With all 10 assignments they've had over two days. And no one is behind. Work ahead, but don't get behind is working. So far.
I will post more thoughts when I have time, but I seriously can't believe that they pay me to work at this school. Unreal.