FLIPPING WITH KIRCH FAQ's

Resources

Acronyms

WSQ - Watch, Summarize, Question.

SSS - Student Success Sheet.

TWIRLS

FITCH and FIT (tech)

HOT(s)

Secret Questions (SQ's)

Practice Quizzes (PQ's)

Word Problem Playlists (WPPs)

Student Blog posts (SP, SV, etc)

Common Questions

1. How do you create your videos?

2. Where do you upload your videos?

3. How do you go about creating SSS packets?

4. How do the students use the SSS packets?

5. What is a WSQ chart and what does it include?

6. What does a WSQ look like at home for students?

7. What does a WSQ look like in class for students?

8. What does a "normal" day look like in class?

9. How do you assign the classwork and what are the expectations for students?

10. What is your grading policy in your flipped classroom?

11.  Are your classes synchronous or asynchronous?

12. How do you incorporate Google Forms with your WSQs?

VLOOKUP (part 1)

IMPORTRANGE (part 2)

Additional questions from my readers:

13. How do you manage concept quizzes?

14. How do you manage your tests?

15. Misc “Getting Started” Questions

How did you introduce the flipped classroom to your students the first year you did it?  Did you tell them it was your first year to flip?  How did you prepare them for it?  How did you train them to do it well?

Did you ever have an experience with flipping your classroom that just wasn’t ideal?  Did something go horribly wrong or you messed up completely?  How did you overcome that?

Have any of your students struggled to return to a traditional classroom once they left your flipped class?

What is the one most important piece of advice you would give to teachers who are trying flipped out for the first time (my colleagues)?

What is the one most important piece of advice you would give to teachers who have been flipping to some degree for a while now but would like to make a complete transition (me)?

Were there any students that completely refused to participate in the flipped classroom?  If so, how did you handle those students?

Can I use portions of your parent letters and videos to create my own parent letters and videos?  If so, how would you like me to give you the credit?

Resources

Acronyms

WSQ - Watch, Summarize, Question. 

This tool is used in many ways in my class.  

When I blog about it, I could be referring to it in one of the following ways:

SSS - Student Success Sheet.  

These guided note packets are created by me (a five-year process so far, and they are always in "editing" mode as needed over the summer months) and lay out the concepts students need to master for each unit.  See more details below (#3 and #4) about creation.

TWIRLS

This is an acronym of basically what I want to see in my classroom every day.  The Flipped Classroom is the tool that I have found allows my students to do this pretty much on a daily basis.  In addition, because I put in structured "talk time" every day, students get used to talking and sharing about math even when it is unstructured.

FITCH and FIT (tech)

The tips I give my students on how to successfully watch a Flipped Classroom video.  See the video explaining it here.  

My friend and colleague Lisa Light modified this slightly, and I actually like her version better!

Be FIT when watching videos for education, not entertainment

Have a Focused, serious attitude
Be Involved in the process
Take away distractions, check your T.E.C.H.

(Tabs closed, Electronic devices put away, Cell phones- don't answer them, Headphones in)

(acronym developed collaboratively with Mrs. Lisa Light)

HOT(s)

I want my students exhibiting Higher-Order Thinking skills as often as possible, and I do my best to take all the LOTS (lower-order thinking skills) out of class so class time can be freed up for the HOTS!

Secret Questions (SQ's)

Students always have to try a few problems on their own after the video lesson before they come to class to really "test" if they got the concept.  They submit these answers on the WSQ Google Form so it gives me feedback on who needs the most support the next day in class.  Usually, they are identical examples (different numbers) than the ones gone over in the video and don't introduce something new or tricky.

Practice Quizzes (PQ's)

These are just the normal practice problems that you would have in a math class, but they are organized by concept and match up with the corresponding concept quiz.  So, they will do PQ1 and when they feel good about that, they are ready to take Quiz 1 for that chapter.  PQ’s are found in the SSS packets

Word Problem Playlists (WPPs)

See details here. See the instructions I give to students here.

Student Blog posts (SP, SV, etc)

See bit.ly/blogpostdetails and  bit.ly/kirchblogsetup for information on student blog posts

Common Questions

The following are questions I have been asked many times :)  Hopefully this will help clear up your questions as well!  If not, please feel free to contact me to add a question to this list.

**Need the nuts and bolts of video creation and content organization?  See my detailed post here**

1. How do you create your videos?

2. Where do you upload your videos?

3. How do you go about creating SSS packets?

4. How do the students use the SSS packets?

5. What is a WSQ chart and what does it include?

Download 10 editable WSQ chart templates from my TpT store here

6. What does a WSQ look like at home for students?

7. What does a WSQ look like in class for students?

8. What does a "normal" day look like in class?

9. How do you assign the classwork and what are the expectations for students?

10. What is your grading policy in your flipped classroom?

11.  Are your classes synchronous or asynchronous?

12. How do you incorporate Google Forms with your WSQs?

 

Additional questions from my readers:

13. How do you manage concept quizzes? 

"I was intrigued by your "quiz wall" in the pictures you recently posted and want to know how you managed all the different versions as well as who need to take what.  Do you also make all the quizzes on Kuta?"

14. How do you manage your tests?   

"I also have seen your test templates and wanted to know how you manage tests.  Do you have many versions of a test?  What purpose do your templates serve?"

15. Misc “Getting Started” Questions

Questions from Lauren

Created and compiled by Crystal Kirch         @crystalkirch         www.flippingwithkirch.blogspot.com  Cannot be used elsewhere without permission