Ultimately, success with a flipped class is a combination of understanding the pedagogical goals and using the technology and method to support them. Evansville (Indiana) science teacher Brian Bennett describes the Flipped Classroom as an ideology, not a methodology:
Video itself will not help kids achieve more in your class. The flipped classroom is about making connections with learners and differentiating your instruction. If videos are a part of that multi-faceted plan, great. If they are not, still great.
For years, students have grown accustomed to traditional methods of instruction where teachers fill the role of "sage on the stage," imparting their wisdom during allotted class time then sending work home to reinforce learned concepts with little or no added support. As a result, students exist as mere listeners on the receiving end of a one-way communication process that does little to promote social interaction or encourage critical thought. In an effort to "flip" this trend of passive learning, teachers are now utilizing technology to implement a blended learning method that frees up class time for collaborative activities by shifting lectures out of the classroom and on to the internet. This method, known as a "flipped" classroom, combines the benefits of direct instruction and active learning to engage students in the educational process.
Getting the students more involved in retesting Study Hall...Why didn't I think of this before? I put a sign up sheet on my classroom wall with different dates and times for studying (either before school/2nd recess or lunch recess). Then the students who didn't pass were required to sign up for a time slot. I then opened up the "tutoring" job to the rest of the class. If a student got 90% or better on their test, they had the opportunity to tutor a classmate.