Showing posts from February, 2015

Flipping the Classroom

Should you flip your classroom? What is a flipped classroom? A flipped classroom is one where the traditional homework and in-class activities have been 'flipped,' so students watch video lectures for homework, then solve problems and work on assignments during class.

What's the point? Many teachers have found that students needed their support most while working on homework, not during direct instruction. Furthermore, many teachers have determined that whole-class direct instruction is often ineffective, as some students need to go slower while others are ready to speed ahead. Providing direct instruction via online videos allows students to watch them at their own pace, pausing and re-watching, or skipping ahead, to meet their individual needs. This approach frees up class time for more individualized support, as students apply what they learned from the lecture video to solve problems individually or collaboratively, with help and facilitation from their teacher.