Edtech guru Kevin Honeycutt loves to remind us that “isolation is the cancer of education.”
As a teacher I always wanted to do everything possible to ensure my students enjoyed learning and were doing so effectively. All too often though, when the bell rang, and the door shut, I was often left to figure that out on my own. But at the same time, some of my most energizing experiences in education began with impromptu conversations with other teachers going through the same struggles as I was.
#flipclass chat on Twitter
With all the recent buzz about the Flipped Classroom it’s important for interested teachers to have ways to learn from those who are already using it the right way and avoid the frustration of isolation. On Monday, March 5 8:00PM EST, Brian Bennett and other Flipped Classroom experts will host the first of many #flipclass chats on Twitter.
UPDATE 3/5 – Topic selected for tonight’s #flipchat: What has been a big struggle since flipping?
Be part of the conversation
Our #flipclass chat will be similar to #edchat and other group conversations on Twitter.
To participate, log into your Twitter account and do a search for “#flipclass” at 8PM EST on March 5th. Tweets with the #flipclass hashtag will appear as conversations pop up. Another option is to use Tweetchat.
Either way, feel free to sit back and watch or, better yet, join in! Ask questions. Share experiences or resources. But most of all, enjoy connecting with educators who are going through the same struggles and successes you are.
#flipclass educators to follow
If you are looking for some #flipclass educators to follow, here are some of the best:
- Brian Bennett
- Jon Bergmann
- Troy Cockrum
- Jason Kern
- Phil McIntosh
- Ramsey Musallam
- Stacey Roshan
- Aaron Sams
- Dan Spencer
- Deb Wolf
See you there!
Dan Spencer is the Educator Emissary for Techsmith, as well as the Educational Technology Consultant for the Jackson County (MI) Intermediate School District. Before that he spent a decade teaching his students chemistry, physics and engineering. Follow his tweets at @runfardvs.