# Blended Learning

## The Year in Review – What a year 2014!

Happy 2015!!  I hope it goes super #Amazeballs! This past year, I had 8,900 views – mind blowing to a guy who is trying to share his love of teaching a passion for learning!!  There were 46 total posts that covered everything from legislative issues, gamification, flipclass, the ISTE conference, and …

## #Gamification Reflection Time!

Gamification so far has been great!  I love that my administrators have given me the freedom to go with this model and have been supportive in providing encouraging feedback about different issues that have developed.  Most of these issues have been very minor and nothing big enough that I can …

## Doctor Who and the First Nine Weeks of School!

My family loves to watch Doctor Who – especially the reboot!  As we watch the latest version of The Doctor save the world (yet again) I am reminded about some very interesting similarities between Doctor Who and My Classroom… The Doctor = The Teacher If you haven’t seen an episode of Doctor …

## Here is the Backside of #Gamification

Well into the the Quest to become Calculus Gods, its time to show how things are working behind the scenes…Most of this information can be found here: http://haselcalc.wikispaces.com/ Over the summer I tried really hard to come up with different things for the students to purchase.  Here is a list of …

## Boss Fighting and Other #Gamification Thoughts

The quest that is Calculus in my classroom this year has really started to turn interesting. Students have officially moved into that space where teachers can start to feel uncomfortable – they are all over the place! I have students blazing through Quest 3A others scheduling their Quest 2 Boss …

## Those Darn Limits!

Calculus this week, we continue with trying to figure out how to solve those darn limits. It’s been a struggle for the students to figure out a consistent way to understand what the limit process means. Finding out you are investigating a graph as you approach specific x-values and not about …

## It’s All About Math: Tellagami, Kahoot.it, iMovie and Pictionary

This week in Calculus the task was to break down those barriers that students have when we are talking about limits.  This is really hard, so on Tuesday we started class off with a Kahoo.it quiz (go ahead and take the quiz, see the feedback and think of the possibilities) over the …

## Week 2 – The Tip of the Iceberg

Gamification has started! If you have been following this blog over the summer, then you know that I am making a change to gamification and mastery learning in my calculus classes this year. The students will get credit to spend in the market for doing what they are supposed to …

## An Open Letter to My New Students and Parents!

Hello Moms, Dads, and Guardians!  Greeting Students! I want to let you know how excited I am that I will be your PreAP Precalculus or Calculus teacher this year.  I have been hard at work all summer planning out the super great things that we are going to do and …

## Get Ready, Get Set, GO GAMIFY!

If you have been following this blog over the past couple of months, then you know that I have been taking the step towards gamifying my calculus classes this school year.  I am really excited about this, but also really nervous.  One of the biggest reasons for my excitement is …