It was a great opportunity to meet with a NAIS Teacher of the Year! Nicole is an educator at Oak Knoll Academy, teaching these high school girls History/Social Studies. She began researching and implementing the flipped or blended technique in her teaching when she had a medical leave but wanted to keep teaching. She explained ways to implement blended learning, like stations for working in the classroom.
I was surprised to learn how much work goes into creating a blended classroom. Also, I was surprised that many of the resources she gives as “homework,” or her lessons, are videos she crates herself as well as doing voice-overs. I will definitely be joining in on her Twitter chats!