The Flipped Classroom: Common Mistakes (video)

The Flipped Classroom: Common Mistakes (video)
When it comes to reflecting on my teaching practice, I am my own biggest critic. The importance of critical reflection and effective assessment and feedback for both students and teachers has been well documented. While there are many ways to deliver feedback, the compliment sandwich being a popular one, I like mine straight up. That’s why I found Jon Bergmann’s keynote at FlipCon Adelaide 2016 on the crucial mistakes people make in flipping the classroom particularly insightful. Bergmann's keynote revolved around twelve major mistakes people make when flipping the classroom - from making videos too long,…

Effectively Scaling the Flipped Classroom and Accurately Measuring Student Perceptions

Effectively Scaling the Flipped Classroom and Accurately Measuring Student Perceptions
At Parramatta Marist High School, we have undertaken a significant program of pedagogy change over the past decade. While the focus for our junior students has predominantly been Project Based Learning (PBL), we have moved towards models of Problem Based Learning (PrBL) and Flipped Learning for our senior students. In 2013, we undertook a whole-school shift to Flipped Learning for our Year 12 HSC students. Every lesson in every subject throughout the HSC is flipped. This was a significant undertaking and one that taught us numerous lessons as we refined our practice. (more…)

Making Flipped Classroom Lessons Is Easier Than It Looks

Making Flipped Classroom Lessons Is Easier Than It Looks
My name is Joel Speranza, and I’m a maths, digital technology and accounting teacher. I’ve been producing video content, including flipped classroom lessons, for use in my classroom for 3 years now. In that time I’ve made approximately 1,000 videos. This means I’ve made about 1 video a day since I started. I know, that sounds like a lot doesn’t it? Don’t worry, it’s really not as difficult as you imagine. I used to be terrified of making videos. I had no idea how to do it, I was terrified of having my face and…

Four Ways to Flip the Primary Classroom

Four Ways to Flip the Primary Classroom
Flipped Teaching in the Primary School is gaining traction every day. As the classroom becomes increasingly crowded with ever expanding curriculum and national testing, teachers are looking for ways to teach efficiently while maintaining a focus on best practice pedagogy. Flipped Teaching allows me to regain precious time from delivering content and focus on active learning within the classroom. I have been flipping my classroom for four years now, with great success. (more…)

Why Teaching Never Leaves You – World Teachers’ Day

Why Teaching Never Leaves You – World Teachers’ Day
Wednesday October 5 marks World Teacher’s Day, a very special occasion celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. Having come to ClickView from teaching in regional Victoria I can attest to what an extraordinary job teaching is and I can also vouch for the extraordinary work that teachers do every day. Reflecting on my own time teaching I find myself thinking that the most rewarding parts of being in the classroom weren’t when those overly ambitious lesson plans actually worked (a rare occurrence), or when students did particularly well on an assessment or project, rewarding though…

Teach about ANZAC Day with these Videos on ClickView

Teach about ANZAC Day with these Videos on ClickView
On the 25th of April the stirring sound of the Last Post will sound out across Australia and New Zealand as we remember the men and women who have served their country in conflicts since 1901. ANZAC day is a time for sombre commemoration of the sacrifices of both servicemen and women and anybody touched by the experience of war. It is also a day for reflection and consideration about what war means for a nation and a society, the myths and legends we create and whether these are the proper way to commemorate the experience…

It’s Time for Little Lunch: the Australian Children’s Television Foundation’s exciting new series!

It’s Time for Little Lunch: the Australian Children’s Television Foundation’s exciting new series!
As teachers, it can be difficult to admit that children learn just as much in the playground as they do in the classroom. A game of soccer out on the field or a candid chat about what’s happening at home can be just as crucial to a child’s developmental well-being as time spent honing their academic abilities. As constructivist paradigms such as project-based learning and student-centred pedagogy rise in popularity, it may be time for us to acknowledge that the “social” is equally as important to embed into our lessons as quality content and curricular…

The Voice of Ice – three former ice addicts tell their harrowing story

The Voice of Ice – three former ice addicts tell their harrowing story
Crystal meth-amphetamine, commonly known as 'ice',  has emerged in recent years as an extremely dangerous drug, with devastating consequences. As ice use spreads through the country, it has become extremely important to equip young people with knowledge about this drug and its consequences. How widespread is the Ice problem? Last month, the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) reported that ice-related incidents in Australia have doubled in the last decade. Since 2001, hospital admissions have increased to nearly 300 per million people, and over 8 per million people have died from the drug. Professor Michael Pharrell, Director…