As I have posted before (and others have mentioned as well), sometimes it seems like I am a perfect teacher and have a perfect classroom. That is not true. However, I do not always reflect on here. Today, I wanted to post my own reflection on one aspect of my blended class.
Blogging! For my blended class, I wanted all of my students to blog at the beginning of class. This amounts to twice a week for them. At first they were excited, and I was excited! I came up with lots of fun topics that I thought they would love to write. Now the enthusiasm has really waned. Since they haven’t had as much time, I eliminated blogging a few days, and they are happy about it. Plus, I realized that I have been expecting a lot of output during Blended without always providing as much input. If I want my students to become more proficient, I need more input.
I am changing things up! I am going to minimize their blogging to once a week. While originally, I also wanted them to do a few vlogs, I did not require it. I am going to require it. The other days, I am going to use EdPuzzle and Zaption to provide more INput. My students have really enjoyed these activities on their snow days. While I have provided various activities, I think including more of these will make my students enjoy the class and be more successful.