- I liked having all of my lessons online. If anything, it took away some students' excuses about being absent.
- Tweeting and blogging. I need to keep in touch with all of you, it has changed my career for the better.
- Challenging myself. I feel that my best teaching took place when our department had regular PLCs. Although the district cannot fund this, I need to keep challenging myself like the others did during the PLCs.
- I can't expect students to be responsible to work through the curriculum at their own pace. It was too much of a disaster this year. I think I will give more specific direction next year than I did this year. But, I'm not giving up flipped mastery all together.
- More games!! My students learn better when we play games. Check out my collection of classroom games here.
- More technology. Next year our district is going 1:1. I want to incorporate more projects, more formative assessment, and just more tech knowledge for the students.
- Students-to-student interaction. This past year I thought the students would work together more if they were on the same outcome, but mostly the only time they interacted with each other was when they were off task.
- Read more. I know there are book discussions on twitter, but I haven't been participating. That needs to change. Any suggestions for a good book?
- Total Flipped Mastery. It will still be available for students who request it but I'm not going to do that the whole year. Maybe a day here and a day there. It does make for great sub plans.
- I'm going to stop worrying what other people think. If I want to try something in my class, I'm going to try it. I have to stop worrying that admin, other teachers, students, or even parents might not agree.