So today I stopped for a while. I took a hike to the top of Point Richmond, and took some time to think about how far I've come and how much I've learned this year. I never expected to practically start over in my eighth year, but now I can't imagine going back to the time before the flip. Seeing in real time during class that my students are engaged and interested in class...hearing their higher order questions about the text...seeing them post about what they did pr learned in class on twitter...none of those things would have happened before the flip.
Speaking of Twitter, I've been invited to be on the KQED (public radio) Twitter Teacher Advisory Board! It's a pilot program that integrates twitter into the high school classroom. I don't know much more about it yet, but I am excited to learn more about the educational uses of the twitter.
I am looking forward to it, but also to a restful weekend!
Here are some photos from my hike today.