First week of using my new flippedlearning resources and first conclusion is I hate the sound of my voice! This was not helped by the fact that one of the Year 11’s took great delight in telling me I sounded nervous and I should be more relaxed!
However I noticed some really interesting things after getting my class to watch videos about Life for Women in 1890 and the arguments for and against women having the vote
1. My students knew a hell of a lot of content already! My lesson felt like an extended plenary where we discussed the issues they had learned rather than going over the basics
2. The discussion was really high level. My students had been thinking about the issues raised and had developed some really interesting questions
Needless to say this was great BUT
3. My planning let me down! My quick recap activity became too drawn out as we spent too long re-going over the content for those who hadn’t understood. I was kicking myself as I had thought about this and developed a differentiated follow up activity, but some finished it far too early!
So my challenge for next week…how to make sure the follow up activity is effective…
All the resources mentioned are available on the TES if you search flipyourhistory or go to https://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resources/search/?q=Flipyourhistory