Edtech guru and blogger Jordan Collier writes that "If we don't tell our story, someone else will."
Considering the untapped potential of (what sometimes might be misunderstood) Flipped Learning, I think that it's important to "tell our story" not so much as to dispel inaccuracies but more so to model best practices--practices that force us to stay in a problem space. This is a space where we engage as participants in learning alongside our students--observing, documenting, pushing student thinking. And remaining within this space has the potential to spur new inquiries making both student and teacher researchers--actively researching ways to best engage and support students' learning.
Of its various benefits, Flipped Learning gives time back to students and teachers--time to 'be' co-learners in a problem space. Sounds almost perfect, doesn't it?
So to tell 'our' story, your experiences need to be seen and heard. In fact, if we are going to continue growing our mindset in that we can effect positive change in student learning outcomes (self-efficacy), then we need to experience the work of others and be given an opportunity for a mastery experience.
Thus, I would like to extend an open invitation for you to contribute to this blog as an author (guest-blogger). Aside from contributing to mindset growth of others, I would like to provide a section of this webpage to host your own bio with web-links to sites that you would like to refer your readers. For examples of bios, please feel free to take a look at the sidebar (see right, top). Also, you need not worry about having to write page-upon-page: a cap of 500-600 words will be the standard. In this, you might consider including references to websites that support the development of your contribution to the aim of Flipping the Focus.
Please send your 'story' to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form (bottom, right). Within the day of receiving your post, I will reply about when you should see your post added to this blog. Please don't be surprised if I contact you to collaborate over future opportunities to post to Flipping the Focus.
Sincerely and Flippingly Yours,
Chris Stewart, OCT