There are four modifications that I believe have made a significant impact on my classroom in the past five weeks:
- Focusing on what students need to be doing in order to create understanding.
- Designing formative assessments that inform me about what students truly know and what they are thinking.
- Guiding students along the Ladder of Abstraction to help them confront misconceptions and build good mental models.
- Using Edmodo for class communication.
The flipped classroom model has made the above changes possible. Just making a decision to try a new approach to instruction has caused me to place my entire focus on the student.