While on Spring Break, I have been listening to a lot of Podcasts. Specifically, the Podcast called EduAllStars. You can find them at www.eduallstars.com and on Twitter at @EduAllStarsHQ. They are run by a friend, Todd Nesloney (@techninjatodd), Chris Kesler (@iamkesler), and Stacey Huffine (@techninjastacey. There guest in their earliest Podcasts was Dave Burgess (@burgessdave). He is known for his book, Teach Like a Pirate. During his interview Dave made a comment that stuck with me. Paraphrasing Dave, he said, "don't let a specific style of teaching determine who you are as a teacher. Be who you want to be as a teacher." If you have seen my presentations or chatted with me in other forums, you know how passionate I am about using Ramsey Musallam's (@ramusallam) Explore, Flip, Apply, which is a way to "Flip" your classroom. However, the term "Flipped Teacher" or "Flipped Learning" really bugs me. I feel that you should not pigeon hole an educator by the type of teaching style they use. Great educators use many different styles to engage students. So to say I am a "Flipped Teacher" is wrong. I am an educator and a learner and I use what ever method is necessary to first engage my students through inquiry, help guide them if they struggle, and allow students to be the authors of their own work.
George Phillip is a social studies teacher and designer.
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