Some would say that this was a mistake. In my very first year of teaching, we had about 20 minutes per class and my 22-year-old self had no idea what I was doing. I opened the floor for questions and I got crushed. "Why don't you grade their spelling?" "How did you really make sure they were ready for that test?" "What are you doing to prepare them for the 9th grade curriculum [which I had absolutely zero knowledge about]?" The experience scarred me deep, and for many years afterward my slogan for Open House was "Talk them out of the room" -- fill the time so they can't ask any questions and hope that they leave fairly satisfied.
Flipping the classroom improved my confidence like nothing else before, to the point that last year I felt like I could pre-assess the parents' attitude and desires. Then I did it again a few days ago. Here are some of the results (0=least interested, 5 = most interested):
So very soon I must figure out how to resolve those requests into a very short presentation (repeated 4 times in a row). #weekendgoals
18 #flipblogs down, 2 to go (in less than 2 days, yikes!!!)