No, I’m not asking whether you have finally lost it, but whether you are participating in perhaps the most revolutionary innovation in education over the last 50 years. “Flipping the Classroom” is a concept which arose from the incredible success of the Khan Academy.
Essentially, the concept is based on the fact that teachers are no longer the fountain of knowledge (in fact recent surveys have shown that learners are much more likely to Google for information than to ask their teachers or their families).
So in “The Flipped Classroom” model, knowledge is delivered at home (via online eLearning, Khan Academy videos etc) and the classroom is used to provide additional support.
===> The role of the teacher therefore changes from instructor to coach and mentor. <===