Category: CoeTail

All my posts for CoeTail

Whispering into the Void

Since joining COETAIL, I reluctantly signed on to Twitter to as a way to stay connected. Though initially sceptical, I was soon converted and have been enjoying the Twitter Kool-aid ever since. How could...

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Flippin’ (the Ess) Ay!

This project grew out of two questions I have been wrestling with: How can I personalize students learning? What can replace the literature essay for an authentic assessment? Enter Flipped Learning. Though initially sceptical,...

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#FlippedEnglish Day 4

I’ve learned that when students have to daily voice their plans and reflect on their learning, it allows them to connect deeper with their learning and foster responsibility. For this reason, we start each...

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#FlippedEnglish Day 3: Gulp

While most students seem on track—and are even exceeding expectations—some aren’t quite there. My big worry at this point: pacing. It’s ironic because part of the goal of this setup is to allow students...

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#FlippedEnglish Day 2

We began the lesson as we always will: students briefly stated their individual goals for the day. While I expected some diversity, I was amazed at how students took charge by evaluating themselves and...

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#FlippedEnglish Day 1

I introduced the unit to the students today. There were lots of initial questions and many seemed aimed at confirming the level of choice and personalization the unit offers. Mostly, students needed time to...

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#Flippedenglish Day .99

I’m nervous. For the last month I’ve spent every free moment devising and filming flipped videos for my class. I had already read about the method; though fascinated by the opportunities, I didn’t see...

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