Episode 058 - Jim Baker, Flipped Classroom Pioneer
Jim Baker is a 44-year, seasoned "Maverick" in the UK teaching industry but awarded heavily for his excellence in teach approach and the use of technology implementation.
Some of his accomplishments are:
2015 - Contributory Author of ‘Teaching Secondary Science’ (Fourth Edition)
2014 - Consultant to Highgate Private School, Cyprus
2014 - Educational Consultant to Angel Digital
2013 - Member of GAB (Global Advisory Board) for NGGE (Next Generation Global Education)
2013 - Chemistry Expert for The Chemistry Journey Project for The Virtual School Initiative
2012- GTN Teacher Adviser
2012-2013: Freelance educational consultant with EM Direct on their Graduate Teacher Programme
2011- : Teaching AS/A2 Chemistry at SSPP
2010 - : Freelance educational consultant with EM Direct on their SKE programme.
2009 - 2011: An associate with LSN on their 'Starting Out Programme'
1974 - 2008: Chemistry teacher at Lincoln Christ's Hospital School. During that time, in 1997, I reached the final 13 in the Salter's “Chemistry Teacher of the Year” award and in my penultimate year of teaching, 2007, I was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award”. Upon retirement I was Deputy Head of Science in charge of behavioural management. In the 1990s our school was at the forefront of teacher training in schools and I was our school’s chief mentor and liaison officer with Sheffield Hallam University. After coaching other staff to take on that role, I became involved with mentoring NQTs in Science.
1970 - 1974: Science Master, Lincoln School
His specialties are providing resources for teachers and students, maximising students' learning advising fellow teachers on 'what really works', and leveraging technology to education as many students as he can reach.
Find Jim on Linkedin
Additional links and resources given during this podcast interview:
Jim's Twiducate Resourses: Google Docs
Learn Chemistry through The Fuse School
Enroll in Jim's webinar on Twitter
Student Engagement in the E-Learning Environment
Get the book to which he is a contributory author: Teaching Secondary Science: Constructing Meaning and Developing Understanding, 4th Edition 20% discount with the code for the book is at the following link
Sample article to innovate his school on
'How to Enthuse the Unenthusiastic Pupil'