Aaron confessed to us all (perhaps for the first time publicly?) that he came to hate the traveling life, despite how flattering it once was to get plucked from virtual obscurity in Colorado for all-expenses-paid trips around the globe. He candidly described the emotional toll of being a so-called guru -- on himself and his family -- and explained how and why he has found contentment in Pittsburgh.
I love this!! I am not sure how this statement is going to be applied (Will the Flipped Learning Network’s definition incorporate this officially somehow?), but it nicely fits my personal journey in flipping, even though that has been half as long as Aaron’s. Instead of twisting the definition of flipping into pretzel knots, and acting almost apologetically about the notion that online videos should be necessary, I believe the flipped community should focus its energy and attention more narrowly on questions like these:
- What constitutes an effective video lesson?
- What kind of comprehension assessments and follow-up activities tend to work best after viewing?
- How much do interactive tools like EdPuzzle improve students’ understanding?
- How can we all work to resolve problems of tech access inequity?
* I'm pretty sure that I got the wording right, but someone please correct me if I'm wrong!