In this Flipped Educator Spotlight interview, Crystal Kirch interviews teacher Zach Criswell.
Zach teaches high school mathematics in Michigan. He currently teaches AP Calculus, Pre-calculus, and Algebra II.
He believes that technology can be a tool to help differentiate instruction, create higher level thinking opportunities, give students choice, increase collaboration, and foster creativity.
Come explore flipped learning with Crystal and Zach!
Check out these awesome time tags – just click the time link to jump to that portion of the video!
01:07 – Tell us about yourself … what do you teach, what inspired you to be a teacher?
01:56 – Tell us how you got started with flipped learning
04:33 – How was it to have someone to work with as you dove into flipped learning?
06:17 – In addition to reaching students by working in small groups, what were some of the other successes you’ve had as a result of moving to the flipped approach?
09:19 – The culture of the classroom
10:56 – How have you incorporate inquiry in your classroom?
14:14 – What do you make sure a video includes or doesn’t include to make it flexible to be reused?
16:44 – What else might you recommend to those just starting out with flipped learning?
19:06 – Plug for the FLN site as a resource for connecting with other!
19:52 – So what’s next for you, where do you see this going?
22:15 – Where can we find you online?
Zach blogs about his teaching experiences at http://www.zachcresswell.org/ and can be found on Twitter at @z_cress.
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