Watch, Read, Listen & Reflect

"The more reflective you are, the more effective you are."

It's easy for us as teachers to spend all of our time focused on our students' progress. Too often we don't take time to reflect and engage on our practice as educators. Over the next 20-30 minutes, you'll be taking a flipped learning adventure using a variety of tools to reflect on a video, blog post and podcast that pertain to the ever-changing world of education.

Take some time to truly engage in the three different mediums that I have shared with you. Be sure to honestly fill out the reflection piece for each. If you would like to learn more about how I set up the reflection piece (Padlet, FlipGrid, Google Form), let me know after the debriefing. I will come and walk you through how to use the tool.

If any of the mediums challenged your way of thinking today, that's okay! Be sure to attend the debriefing activity (see below) that will conclude our day.


Watch "The Backwards Brain Bicycle." Once you have completed watching the video, please Reflect here when done: Padlet

  • Question to answer is in upper left hand corner of Padlet.
  • Double tap anywhere on Padlet to add your answer.


Read the following article that was recently in the New York Times

Silicon Valley Courts Brand Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Questions

Reflect here when done reading--->Flipgrid

* Be sure to have app downloaded before tapping on Flipgrid hyperlink above

  1. Tap on Green circle to add your video reflection.
  2. Record your video reflection by tapping on record button (red circle/white camera) button.
  3. Tap on record button (now pause icon) when done recording.
  4. Tap on green circle with white arrow.
  5. Review your video. If acceptable, tap on green circle with white arrow.
  6. Take a selfie and add any icons or illustrations if you feel inclined.
  7. Tap on green circle with white arrow.
  8. Enter your first name and last name, then tap on "submit."
  9. Take some time to review other teachers video responses!


Listen to the following podcast by Vicki Davis with George Couros:

Embracing an Open Culture in Your Classroom

Reflect here when done listening: Podcast Google Form

Here is a summary of teacher responses.

Debrief in Media Center

You've watched, read and listened. Hopefully, it's made you think and reflect a bit about the awesome role we have as educators.

It's time to debrief with an activity! Come to the Elementary Media Center by 2:45.