After long discussions with my department head I have finally gotten the ok to go ahead and flip my geometry classroom. I am filled with mixed emotions on the idea... excited, anxious, nervous, scared. These emotions are similar to the responses I receive from others when I describe my vision for my new flipped classroom. Many doubt that I will be able to pull it off given the context that I teach in (note - I hope I can consider myself a "coach" and not a "teacher" by the end of this experiment). They point to the inner city school structure and its lack of resources, the low income community my students come from, my lack of teaching experience and other factors as reasons why this attempt is crazy. I am out to prove them wrong.
I push for my students to be agents of change and I see it only natural then that I need to be the same. Now that I got the ok to flip the class... I guess I need to get working.
Class website to follow!