Hot Topic – Flipped Classrooms

Over the last few weeks I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on linked in regarding the “flipped classroom” and which schools are starting to use this model, some even calling it a paradigm shift. What the flipped model is a different way of teaching K-12. It’s trying to make the time spent with students more effective instead of talking at them or lecturing.

The students, instead of listening to a lecture in class for an hour, watch a video of their teacher at home as homework. Then, when they come to class the next day, the teacher is able to spend class time doing activities to reinforce the lesson. There are definitely advantages to this model and it’s pretty much the way we’ve been learning in higher education for a long time, although not through videos but through reading assignments as well as the lecture class and the practical learning class…
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