Reverse Instruction. This week I decided to take a shot at reverse instruction.
I know for some, this is a controversial idea; after all, if I’m not lecturing my students, what am I doing? Personally, I think it’s beautiful. Reverse instruction is the concept that lectures and other information can be delivered on-line, at home, leaving class time freed up for collaboration, problem solving and other hands-on activities. Lectures at home, problems at school. Flip. I decided to use it to teach my students the basic concepts of neurons.
I love the idea that my students are now being taught by leading neurologists. One of the things that I love about this idea, is the versatility and flexibility of it. The next day, I checked my student’s learning. However, I’m also waiting for the day when a student says they didn’t get it. I want my students to get away from the idea that I’m the all-knowing guru or fount of all-wisdom, a model our current education system seems to perpetuate. I like that idea. Like this: 7 Stories From Educators About Teaching In The Flipped Classroom. Informed articles and commentary on this powerful and often misunderstood concept.
The University of Wisconsin’s Stout School of Education publishes a great Tech Tips newsletter. The last few issues of this newsletter have been packed with resources focused on topics near and dear to us here at EmergingEdTech, and we strongly recommend signing up for this free publication. I spent a good deal of time reading and appreciating the resources shared in a recent Tech Tips newsletter focused on the concept of “the flipped classroom”. Below I have shared several of the articles listed in the newsletter, along with a few more that I searched out, and I’ve provided a little insight into each of them.
(Click image to access a Flipped Classroom Infographic from Knewton.com) There is a wealth of experienced, constructive knowledge shared in this content. The Flipped Class: Myths Vs. About Kelly Walsh Print This Post. The Flipped Class: Myths vs. Reality. Editor's Note: On the heels of our viral posts in over 100 countries about the flipped classroom earlier this year (links below), we asked Jon Bergmann if he could share some of the feedback he was receiving in light of the notable interest about this topic.
The timing couldn't have been more perfect since he was about to leave for a conference about you-guessed-it, the flipped class. Here is Part 1 of our three part series The Daily Riff. See Part 2 and 3 links below. - C.J. Westerberg The Flipped Class: What it is and What it is Not by Jon Bergmann, Jerry Overmyer and Brett Wilie There has been a lot of interest in the flipped classroom. The traditional definition of a flipped class is: The Flipped Classroom is NOT: A synonym for online videos. Originally published The Daily Riff July 2011 Jon Bergmann is one of the first teachers to flip his classroom and has recently co-authored a book on the the Flipped Class which is to be published by ISTE press. Video Montage from Conference Below. Educational Vodcasting - Flipping the Classroom. Educational Vodcasting - Flipping the Classroom.