By Dan Cogan-Drew
"We’re at a point now where we feel confident that the pilot flip of a bio class at Amistad Academy High School has demonstrated that it is working and deserves to be sustained – and expanded. The results come in a number of highly suggestive (though admittedly not ironclad) forms: data on student homework completion, student testimonials praising the new class format, and glowing observations by a number of key administrators. Here’s one:
"In a recent observation of a teacher using a flipped classroom design, I saw some of the most rigorous inquiry and discussions I have seen in any class and in any school. Free from the challenges of finding ways for scholars to successfully internalize basic content, the blended approach helped this teacher make room for a rigorous course that is truly preparing scholars for the rigors of college. This model has tremendous potential for our network and for our country."