Your Turn: Your Feedback On Flipped Classes, Crows & Waitress
It's called a flipped classroom. The teacher records the lesson, puts it on YouTube and the students watch it as homework. Then in class, the students work on the assignment and and the teacher helps:
It is really refreshing to hear something positive about our education system and how it is working.
What about poor students in rural areas without internet at home to watch the videos?
I teach Science and I'd hate to lose the ability to have students ask questions as they're learning. With this model, Google is their only source and I shudder to think what answers they might get.
The city of Watertown is upping its counterattack against the winter crow invasion. Lawmakers decided to allow wildlife management officials to shoot the birds with pellet guns:
Why is killing something the typical human answer to any wildlife nuisance issue?
The only way to go! Finally got it right!
In 1963, Maryann Bancroft applied for a job at Watertown's Crystal Restaurant. Fifty years later, she's still working as a waitress and enjoying customers who are now like family to her:
She was always friendly and had that same beautiful smile. She has not changed a bit!
She is as much of an institution as the Crystal itself!
Sunday, December 21, 2014, Watertown, NY
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