Category Archives: Flipping the Classroom

5th Grade Science Students Adapting Birds

Fifth grade science students are in the midst of considering “What makes birds survive?” One option boys can elect to explore is a Total Bird Redesign. In this option, boys select a Fessenden feeder bird and relocate it to an … Continue reading

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21st Century Skills in Action – in 5th Grade Science, Bird is the Word

Mr. Banister’s Science classes began their bird unit by learning what every solid ornithologist should; how to identify birds via their unique characteristics.  The flipped classroom format meant that specifics memorization took place at home, leaving students valuable time in … Continue reading

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Food Web Collaboration in Fifth Grade (Flipped) Science

Fifth grade Science students tackled a food web activity today that was multi-layered. It was designed to first check student understanding of food webs and the concept of interconnectedness, which students explored at home as part of their flipped classroom, … Continue reading

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Music & Media: Art Inspired Compositions

The Music and Media classes were given a choice of 21 pieces of art, ranging from paintings to instillations to sculpture. Using GarageBand, the boys composed a piece of music. Through numerous student-led critiques, they were able to create compositions … Continue reading

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Hour of Code

This week celebrates coding in education. The boys at Fessenden have started to code with Khan Academy. This is a fantastic way to integrate programming and coding into any class. It should take roughly an hour and the step by step … Continue reading

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Fessenden Faculty Back from Thanksgiving Break

The Fessenden faculty was greeted with an Unconference when they came back to campus after a well needed Thanksgiving break. The Unconference covered a wide range of topics including: Flipping the Classroom Exploring Khan Academy What Can AAA Do for You?: Arts Integration … Continue reading

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