“Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.” ~Alfred Edward Perlman (born 1902); Civil Engineer, Businessman
“Flipped” is a buzzword in education right now. It is certainly a buzzword in our district. So the question is - is it worth it? The simple answer is “yes”. But, of course, there is so much more to it than that. This simple learning strategy happens when content that is normally presented and worked on in class is reviewed during the time traditionally used for "homework." This allows for class time to be used for application of knowledge, collaboration and interaction with the content.
What have you heard about Flipped Learning? Does it sound like an entire methodology for teaching that you haven’t had time to explore? Have you ever considered flipping one lesson or even a one unit?
The best thing about flipping is that it can be a tool in your toolbelt. You don’t have to do it every day. And you shouldn’t flip a lesson to check a box that you have done it. With intentional and thought-out design, a flipped strategy - used at the right time - can be one of the most powerful.
Listen to these educators and learners describe their recent experiences with a flipped lesson.
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Notice that each educator cited different reasons for using a flipped strategy. Can you think of other reasons that you might want to try a flipped lesson?
What is your biggest obstacle to flipping a lesson? Share your ideas with each other and if you have any solutions to others’ obstacles, by all means share those too!