#rcac13 – A Humbling Experience

#rcac13 was a great experience – to say the least. I had the opportunity to meet people from my online PLN in the ‘real world’ for the first time. People I admire from afar.

After my session – I had a conversation with Rodd Lucier (@thecleversheep) about buzzwords in education – specifically the latest ‘flipped class’ and ‘genius hour’. Let me be the first to admit I put those terms in my presentation summary to generate an audience. Buzzwords peak interest. A marketing strategy.

I admitted this during my session which lead to my conversation with Rodd afterwards.

Most great educators have been ‘flipping classes’ for years. This is my 7th year of teaching and I have never taught without a class website – where resources are always being posted.

Science and Drama teachers have been running ‘genius hour’ classes since the beginning of time.

So, just like the app classification with SAMR, I’d love to get away from hearing about teachers who are ‘flipping their class’ – and ‘genius hour’ is just student choice.


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