The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head. 8 Great Reasons to Flip Your Classroom (and 4 of the Wrong Reasons), from Bergmann and Sams. I first came across Jonathan Bergmann’s work when I wrote “7 Stories From Educators About Teaching In The Flipped Classroom” last fall.
What I did not know at that time was that he had won the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching in 2002 and was named semifinalist for the Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2010. Aaron Sams also received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, in 2009. Together, Aaron and Jon recently created the flippedclassroom.org social network, and this year they have published, “Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day”. These guys are flipped classroom rock stars (although I think they would probably cringe at that label)! The book is an outstanding introduction to the flipped classroom by two teachers who have honed their craft over many years. Flipping allows teachers to know their students better“We have always believed that a good teacher builds relationships with students.” Mathtrain.TV The Flipped Mastery Classroom in Action. Learning4Mastery.
The Flipped Classroom. Katie Gimbar's Flipped Classroom - FAQ. How Was Your First Full Year of Flipping? - FAQ - Katie Gimbar's Flipped Classroom. The Flipped Classroom: A Pedagogy for Differentiating Instruction and Teaching Essential Skills. July 31, 2012 by Scott Sterling Summer is almost over and some educators, when thinking about the upcoming school year, may be considering “flipping their classroom” as a new method for instruction of essential skills.
A flipped classroom is one in which the background learning of a particular topic or skill occurs outside of class time - utilizing technological tools like videos and podcasts to teach the essential skills. This leaves class time free to work collaboratively on the higher-order thinking needed to utilize these skills. In other words, class time is now free to spend working with the students because everyone has already received the background instruction that takes up so much time in the traditional classroom. For example, let’s say you are teaching the Pythagorean theorem. The students are instructed to watch the instructional video and then post one question about the theorem on your online classroom message board.
For further reading: Related reading : The flip: Classwork at home, homework in class. Today, the 48-year-old helps teachers around the world “flip” their classrooms.
Last week, he was at Harvard Law School talking about the virtues of flipping. A book he and Sams wrote, “Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day,” is coming out in June, and Bergmann is planning the fifth annual conference on Flipped Learning this summer. He and Sams also are launching a nonprofit organization to train teachers in the concept. He is now the lead technology facilitator for the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, Ill. Here are excerpts of conversations I had with Bergmann on the phone and by e-mail: Q. In the simplest form, basically, it’s this: What’s normally done in class, the direct instruction piece, the lecture, is done now at home with videos. So it’s homework in school and lesson at home? When you are stuck in the old model, kids would go home and do one of three things.
Tell me about the videos. The access issue is big. So what was the next iteration? Why I Flipped My Classroom.