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The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture

Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. Classrooms become laboratories or studios, and yet content delivery is preserved. Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. Classrooms become laboratories or studios, and yet content delivery is preserved ( A compiled resource page of the Flipped Classroom (with videos and links) can be found at

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Flipping the modern classroom What is flipped learning, and why is it becoming so popular? Jim Baker discusses why he considers it to be a vital way to maximise learning and make the most of a teacher’s limited time… First of all, for those unfamiliar with ‘flipped learning’, my presentation will help explain. Flipping is not new, as back in the 80s, before the days of the World Wide Web, I would give my students handouts to study in preparation for the next lesson (hence the term ‘prep’, as opposed to ‘homework’). This then freed up the lesson for learning where the content of the handouts could be discussed, questions on the handouts answered and practical work done to reinforce the handouts. The advent of the World Wide Web took this concept (now known as ‘flipped learning’) to a whole new level.

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down Anton Oberländer is a persuasive speaker. Last year, when he and a group of friends were short of cash for a camping trip to Cornwall, he managed to talk Germany’s national rail operator into handing them some free tickets. So impressed was the management with his chutzpah that they invited him back to give a motivational speech to 200 of their employees. Anton, it should be pointed out, is 14 years old.

Jobs and Careers Lesson Plans for Teachers Career Clusters - Career clusters can help your students find over 500 career and 60 industry descriptions. A career cluster assessment is available.Career Ready - These lessons, for grades 6-12 were designed to assist students who are interested in non-four year college options after high school.Career View - Offers a variety of tool kits, lessons, activities and games for elementary and middle school student to explore careers.Educator's Toolkit on Career and Education Planning - The Educator's Toolkit on Career and Education Planning was developed to assist teachers in planning a comprehensive middle school career course. This Toolkit provides easy access to classroom activities, lesson plans, and related web-based resources.Exploring Careers Using the Internet - In this multisession lesson, students begin with a discussion of blogs and the concept of careers.

Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet Greetings from Boston and BLC12 (Alan November’s Building Learning Communities Conference ). If you wish to follow the happenings at BLC12 check out the hashtag #BLC12 on Twitter. Welcome to another post rich in resources on the Flipped Classroom. If you have come here looking for links that will guide you to videos and multimedia to use in a Flipped Classroom you will find that in the second half of this post. Perhaps you have tried a little Flip of your own and want to learn more.

A Great Overview of The Flipped Classroom January 30, 2015 Looking for a short insightful overview of the Flipped Classroom concept? Dr Jackie Gerstein has this wonderful video clip where she explains the essence of flipped classroom. The video is very short, a little over 2 minutes but it really does the job. For those of you looking for more resources and guides on how to integrate this flipped learning paradigm into their instruction, this section has tons of materials to browse through. I am also sharing with you this chart I created last month comparing some major tools to use for a flipped classroom. Homework Matters: Great teachers set great homework As long as I’ve been teaching, I’ve held the view that homework makes a massive difference to the learning process. Without any doubt, students who are successful at A level and at GCSE are those who have highly developed independent learning skills, have the capacity to lead the learning process through their questions and ideas and, crucially, are resilient and resourceful enough to get over the many humps along the way. A strong culture of homework in any class or school, is key to developing these skills, particularly in a situation where families are not in a position to provide the necessary platform without a school-led structure. Importantly, homework does not have to mean, literally, ‘work done at home’; fairly obviously, we are talking about any tasks that students do in between lessons – at home, in the library, in the after-school club – whenever, wherever. However, despite what I regard as the critical importance of homework, I regularly hear or read these objections:

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us — Modern Learning “When I really try to square what I believe about how kids learn and what we practice in our classrooms, it unsettles me.” A t a recent morning workshop for school leaders at a fairly small New England public school district, about an hour into a conversation focused on what they believed about how kids learn best, an assistant superintendent somewhat surprisingly said aloud what many in the room were no doubt feeling. “When I really try to square what I believe about how kids learn and what we practice in our classrooms, it unsettles me,” she said. “And it frustrates me.” As it should. One of the things I’ve come to realize in my many discussions with educators from around the globe is that there are a number of practices in our current systems of schooling that “unsettle” us, primarily because they don’t comport with what Seymour Papert calls our “stock of intuitive, empathic, common sense knowledge about learning.”

Career Ready Lesson Plans Career Ready Lesson Plans for Grades 6–12 These lessons were designed to assist Students who are interested in non-four year college options after high school. Starting in middle school, the Career Ready lessons contain work and career elements that correspond with the student High School and Beyond Plan’s postsecondary options. Lessons around planning for the future with tools about financial literacy match with the other career guidance curriculum. What is flipped classroom What is the 'Flipped Classroom'? The flipped classroom describes a reversal of traditional teaching where students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then class time is used to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge through strategies such as problem-solving, discussion or debates. (Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching).

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