Well, I really can't complain about being home-bound because this was me last night:
Actually the week started well, took a downhill turn, then barely trended upward until I zoomed out the parking lot to get ready for our Boston evening.
This is a photo I took during one of my 4 classes on Tuesday. I had arranged last week for the City Clerk to come and speak with students about his job, particularly details of the voting process, to kick-off the 2nd unit of the new curriculum: Elections, Parties, the Media. He was a fairly engaging presenter, and many 8th graders saw a real ballot for the first time in their lives.
Fortunately, the flipped lesson of the week went well. I recycled a video from last March about political parties (starring a pair of elephant/donkey Beanie Babies!), but revised the assessment from online to a paper quiz. Only 6 of 81 students did not get proficient scores, including 1 who took a modified version and another who said afterward "Well, I watched the video once the other day." Oh. Yeah. That's not enough, buddy. My homework isn't like a worksheet you can dash off in front of the TV three days ago. #sorrynotsorry (Of course I communicated these sentiments more appropriately to that student.)
OK, I can get used to this One Big Post Per Week thing. Viva the new #flipblogs!