About Me

Well, I am officially entering into the blogging world! I've finished grad school, school is done for the year, and I need something fun to do. :)  As you can tell, I am not a professional blogger...yet.  :)    I've decided my new summer project is to begin this blog to document my adventures in flipping my third grade classroom. I hope to get many followers and maybe even a few brave soles to join me along the way.

Implementing a flipped classroom this year has been very rewarding. It did not come easy and there were many hurdles along the way. However, as with anything else, a little hard work, determination, and lots of support go a long way in making things happen. The parents and students in my classroom this year made this happen and found it very rewarding themselves. My focus during the implementation year was just on math and was basically to create a video library. With having to work my way through my first year in Common Core, I didn't want to bite off more than I could chew. I would say that flipping my classroom really helped me find my way through CCSS this year and made me more comfortable in this adventure. I had to really understand the standards and how they broke down to deliver short, targeted instruction. However, when I first started this process of flipping my classroom, I had big plans for differentiation etc. This did not happen to the extent that I would have liked due to the huge commitment involved. For anyone wanting to attempt this adventure, give it time. It won't, and can't, happen in a year's time. 

My goals for this summer and next year are quite big once again. However, with the CCSS piece behind me, I feel more confident in the curriculum and ways to improve it through flipping my classroom. I'd like to go back in and re-create my earlier videos since many of them have mistakes. For those that know me, being on camera and in front of large crowds is one of my biggest fears...it showed in my early videos. :) My other focus this summer is to create the differentiation piece that I so badly need. I would like to achieve this through differentiated lessons/centers, problem-based learning, and STEM activities. Sounds like a busy summer to me! :) Oh yes, I forgot to mention, I will be going beyond math this year and looking at several other content areas.

For more information on flipped classrooms, visit the tab at the top. There are many great links there that will help you wrap your head around this awesome innovative way of teaching and learning.

I'd love to have your comments, suggestions, and advice as I work my way into the blogging world and online resource world.  I'd also love to hear from you if you are flipping your classroom.   I'd love to collaborate on ideas, techniques, and resources.

Please feel free to contact me at myflippedclassroom101@gmail.com.


  1. Hi Jennifer,

    I am your newest follower on bloglovin. Reading about "flipped" classrooms is very interesting for me as a teacher in Australia. I have never heard of this term. I would say our method of teaching is more towards this direction - but I am interesting and look forward to following along!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  2. Alison,
    I'd love to hear more about your teaching in Australia. I bet we could learn a lot from each other!