As a reminder, I don't MAKE my students take notes. I do grade if they write and answer a WQA. It makes me smile thought that a large majority of them are taking notes anyways. It also makes me smile that 3 students say they most definitely do NOT work in my class and they are most definitely the students who don't take notes, don't use anything to write questions and are not doing well in my class...sooooooo...correlation?
This is the part that makes me reflect on how the classroom is set up. I have quite a few students telling me they don't even go onto Schoology outside of class. As a reflection question to myself, I am wondering how to structure the class so 1) they are responsible for logging on at night for "homework" while 2) maintaining the self paced classroom. I am struggling with this one.
This data chart really does make me feel like my students are getting something out of the class. I was afraid the WQAs were going to be a flop but it seems like a large majority of the students are finding them helpful. I also am EXTREMELY torn about the students being able to sit where they want. I really REALLY REALLY want them to be able to have discussions with whoever they see fit to help them solve the problem instead of me dictating. I am trying to get them to be self-sufficient. And yet, with them sitting where they want they can get a little off track. It is a classroom management thing, I know, but I need a solution. They enjoy it and most of them do work wherever. I am torn.
I did have some open responses for them
Favorite things about the class:
"Being able to have other resources rather than just Ms. Callahan. I also liked not having to carry around a lot of papers."
"Moving at your own pace"
"My favorite part about the "flipped classroom is that I can learn the things we have to learn at my own pace instead of learning with classroom and moving on when I don't understand something."
"Being able to use technology to do work at home or at school."
"My favorite part of the flipped classroom is that we are able to stop and replay the lessons/videos."
What part of the "flipped classroom" would you like to see changed?
"The ear phones are really bad quality"
"Check on us every once in a while"
"To eliminate the whole "flipped classroom" thing. I want to work as a class or at least a group with a helper or teacher."
Now, if I only had a week to digest the information and try again. Unfortunately, I have until tomorrow.