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Many educators are beginning to become aware of the growing teaching method referred to as “Flipping The Classroom”. Simply put… the teacher provides videos for homework, while traditional home work is done in class under teacher supervision. Unfortunately this might be just too simplistic of a definition. Possible this is why using the words “simply put” may not be the best practice in explaining anything.
The last coomment in the piece by a clearly experienced teacher is insightfull. There is no one way to flip your classroom. Some students need more structure, other less. And indeed an interactive lecture (onderwijsleergesprek in Dutch) can be a powerful and rewarding tool for students and teachers. I would never do away with it. Best advice from me: just use your common sense an stay close to yourself.
Flipping classrooms — meaning that kids learn lessons at home and do their homework in school — is gaining in popularity in schools around the country. Does it really make sense?
Spanish teacher Emilia Carrillo shares her reflections and experience of the flipped classroom (content delivery at home, language practice in class). This is the first of a four-part series on how language teachers can go about flipping their classrooms, beginning with things to take into consideration before you start.
This article includes links to other posts on Emilia Carrillo's technology blog and to presentations by other teachers. This is the Harvesting Stage (Washing, peeling, chopping, Let’s get cooking Stage and Digesting to follow).
We need to change the vocabulary. The term “flipped classroom” has an implication of isolated instances or a single mode of instruction … sort of like, “If you do x, y and z, then you have a flipped classroom.” I want to lay out major themes that can be found in all instances of flipping. Flipped learning as an idea encompasses a variety of individual practices that are tailored from class to class, by teachers, to meet the needs of their students. The practices and methods teachers use vary, just as traditional teaching methods vary from class to class. However, there are philosophical parallels between any two classes that promote flipped learning.
"As a blended learning enthusiast, I have played with the flipped classroom model, seen presentations by inspiring educators who flip their classrooms, and even have a chapter dedicated to this topic in my book. However, I am disheartened to hear so many people describe the flipped classroom as a model where teachers must record videos or podcasts for students to view at home."
Flipped Lessons is a lesson hosting platform. This is more than simply hosting a video! Each lecture can have built-in formative questionnaires, giving teachers feedback on each student’s understanding.