- After a summer of intense and diverse collaborations online, I have failed to sustain those connections adequately since September. My attendance with #sschat, #flipclass, Slackchat, and other online communities has tailed off, but I still chime in and submit a few items a week to each.
- The #flipblogs experiment did not catch on like I hoped. I have not reflected enough about why that's true, and how much more I could have done to sustain it.
- At my own school, though, I joined the student-faculty soccer game last Friday. (And didn't get myself hurt! YAY!) I'm also making sure to meet colleagues outside my classroom to maintain connections. So at least I'm keeping F2F and IRL participation alive....
- This year more than any other, I feel like I have the formative / summative assessment cycle pretty well established. Not quite in the "A" range yet, because I have high standards.
- Student average scores are 87% or higher for all assessments so far. That seems pretty dang good.
- I still wish the unit objective assessments took less time to implement, but I am getting really good stuff from nearly all the students. If they need 45 minutes to express all they know, that's not a bad thing, right?
- I've only assigned one project up to now, so it seems too soon for a full self-assessment.
- It took a total of about 10 hours to grade them all, which feels excessive. I still didn't give a sufficient amount of feedback to students, despite all the time invested.
- The format options and general level of student output was satisfactory, especially for the first piece of the year.
- I gave less class time than usual for working on these pieces, and that's an important area for improvement. Grading would take less time if the projects were better quality, and the weak ones could have been fixed by a conference with me halfway through. Lesson learned.
- My own personal homework load is manageable. I don't bring quizzes home anymore; I score them during that day's class period, to provide immediate feedback.
- I've only had to produce 1 new video so far. Most video lessons are recycled. I have reached the Flipping Promised Land!