Here is how I imagine my 70 minutes of Spanish in my advanced classes using the flipped approach. Eventually I will teach all classes using the Flipped concept.
Following the advice in the “Flip Your Class”book I will begiin class by answering questions. Students are required to form a relevant question while watching the video or reading the section of the book. I had thought maybe I would ask them as I was walking around, but then I figured that either there will be lots of the same questions or students would learn from the questions other students had as well.
After that, I plan to run through the current set of Quizlet flashcards. Then students will start where they left off the day before in their progress towards finishing the chapter.
While students are working, I will be walking about the room. I will have a clipboard with the list of student names with me. Across the top of the chart will be a list of all of the activities they are required to do. As I look over notes, questions, worksheets and other learning activities, I will either put a check next to their name for full credit, or write in the number of points earnedd. I believe this chart will be very valuable because I can tell how far ahead some students are (they may be able to peer tutor for a class period) as well as how far behind some students are (the ones who need tutoring).
When I mapped out a full chapter, it appeared that we will finish a chapter a lot more quickly this way. I have scheduled the lab for Wednesdays for taking qquizzes online and doing some collaborating with our classroom friends in Maryland and California. They may also need that time to do some research foor the proficiency project and their culture project.
I feel I will have to have a lot of sponge activities available. I am still thinking through that. I also am getting rid of my teacher desk in the classroom and amm working on the class set up. As I said in my last blog post, I need to figure out a way to direct students who are working on the same activities to thhe same area of the room. It seems the configuration of studnt placement couldbe different everyday.
This is my proposed routine. As always, I would love to hear your ideas. In my next post I will share my ideas for the classroom set up.