Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom Ok, I'll be honest. I get very nervous when I hear education reformists and politicians tout how "incredible" the flipped-classroom model, or how it will "solve" many of the problems of education. It doesn't solve anything. It is a great first step in reframing the role of the teacher in the classroom. It fosters the "guide on the side" mentality and role, rather than that of the "sage of the stage." It also creates the opportunity for differentiated roles to meet the needs of students through a variety of instructional activities. 1) Need to Know How are you creating a need to know the content that is recorded? 2) Engaging Models One of the best way to create the "need to know" is to use a pedagogical model that demands this. 3) Technology What technology do you have to support the flipped classroom? 4) Reflection 5) Time and Place Do you have structures to support this? I know I may have "upset the apple cart" for those who love the flipped classroom.
L'apprentissage inversé : avancée ou régression ? Si vous fréquentez les sites américains de pédagogie, vous aurez sans doute été surpris de constater l'engouement des enseignants pour le « flipped learning », que l'on traduit par "apprentissage inversé". La tendance est lourde et les articles sur le sujet attirent de nombreuses visites et presque autant de commentaires. C'est la Khan Academy, un site qui offre des milliers de leçons gratuitement en vidéo, qui a déclenché le mouvement. Nous-mêmes avons parlé de l'apprentissage inversé depuis plus d'un an, et encore tout récemment. L'expression "flipped learning" est due à deux professeurs de sciences, Jonathan Bergmann et Aaron Sams, qui ont utilisé cette méthode d'enseignement dès 2006. En fait, pour eux, l'apprentissage inversé tient plus du principe, voire même de l'idéologie, comme ils le disent dans un récent article, que d'une méthode à appliquer mécaniquement. Rappelons les grandes lignes de ce principe d'apprentissage : Les enseignants aiment l'apprentissage inversé.
The Teacher’s Survival Kit for Lesson Planning! Tips & 1000s of Free Lesson Plans Posted by Shelly Terrell on Saturday, August 18th 2012 Goal 16: Plan An Engaging Lesson of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. – Socrates Lesson planning is stressful and time-consuming, but is important in giving us an action plan for the entire school year. A Few Tips … When planning a lesson, I think we need to keep objectives in mind but there are other factors that make up a great lesson. G- group dynamic R- relevance to learners’ lives and needs E-emergent language and ideas focus A- attentiveness T- thoughtfulness To this list I would add flexibility. Templates Some of us will need a framework from which to build our lessons. Structured Templates: Another idea: Map our your lesson plan in a mindmap More Lesson Planning Tips: 1000s of Free Lesson Plans Here are a few places to find free lesson plans to teach English in any subject or to any age level! Lesson Plan Sites for Other Subject Areas Bookmarked Resources Important News
Introduction to ASSISTments: a path to understanding - TeacherWiki From TeacherWiki Welcome to ASSISTments. Neil Heffernan, Project Director and Co-Founder, Professor of Computer Science, Director of the PhD Program in Learning Sciences and Technologies If you are here you have visited our registration page and have requested the code needed to create a new ASSISTments account. Word has spread about ASSISTments and the number of teachers requesting accounts has risen rapidly. Cristina Heffernan, Head of Professional Development and Co-Founder, Math Education Specialist You will be escorted through 4 pages and on each one you will be asked to do something. As you will learn on the following pages ASSISTments is a tool that teachers manage and students, teachers and administrators use. We are excited that you are excited about getting an account in ASSISTments. Neil and Cristina Heffernan Click here to start on the path to understanding ASSISTments.
Flipped Classes: Dispelling Myths and Sharing What Works At the ISTE 2012 conference this week, Converge magazine caught up with a proponent of the flipped classroom model to talk about what the flipped class is and isn't. Science teacher Brian Bennett has been working on flipping his classroom for three years, first in South Korea and now at William Henry Harrison High School in Evansville, Ind. Keep reading to find out what he has to say. For those who don't know what a flipped classroom is, how would you define it? We did the panel today [Tuesday, June 26], and that was one of the questions. But also tagged onto what I'm doing — I want schools to evolve, I want classrooms to evolve where they've got flexible learning time. So our core idea is the same — how can we take that class time and bring it back in, and then what are we going to do with it? Explain exactly what the myths are and what a flipped class really looks like. Myth No. 1 is that all content should be through video. I get better questions from kids. Find a buddy to work with.
Khan Academy À l'école du coenseignement | Pascale Breton Le projet est né d'un rêve, celui de deux enseignantes qui souhaitaient travailler ensemble, dans une seule et même grande classe, convaincues des bénéfices pour les élèves. La route a été longue pour y parvenir. Anne-Marie Roberge et Émilie Leblanc-Goulet ont profité de l'agrandissement de leur école pour soumettre le projet à leur directrice. Celle-ci a ensuite dû convaincre les responsables de la commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys. Aujourd'hui, l'expérience s'avère concluante. Le début de l'année a été mouvementé. Certains étaient donc plutôt inquiets. «On était archi-prêtes. De plus, les travaux d'agrandissement de l'école n'étaient pas terminés, de sorte que la classe n'était pas prête pour la rentrée. Rapidement, les élèves ont apprécié cette nouvelle forme d'enseignement. «Au début, mes parents pensaient que la classe allait être intenable et bruyante, que ce serait épouvantable. «J'aime que nous soyons tous dans la même classe.
Mr. Vasicek's Classroom Music Playlist After reading my post "Music to Manage Your Classroom," some of you wanted to know some good tunes to play in your classroom. Grab your iTunes gift card and get read After reading my post "Music to Manage Your Classroom," some of you wanted to know some good tunes to play in your classroom. Grab your iTunes gift card and get ready to download some of the songs I use regularly in my classroom. Enjoy! Photo courtesy of Rinjith Krishnan. Come-In Songs — Bouncy songs to start the day off right. "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves "Come on Over" by Shania Twain "Best Years of Our Lives" by Baha Men "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations "Who's Ready to Party?" Morning Kickoff — These songs provide a short, interactive way to start the day as soon as that bell rings. The Muppet Show theme song Friends theme song Happy Days TV theme song Batman TV theme song "I Like That" by Houston (This is for a slightly older crowd. End of the Day Dance Favorites
15 Schools Using Flipped Classrooms Right Now Classroom time is then used for answering student questions, helping with homework, and other activities that help students apply what they’ve learned. While there are some obvious drawbacks to this method, more and more teachers are trying it out. Many have found it to be quite successful in improving student grades and comprehension, though many caution it’s not right for every teacher or every classroom. Whether you love the idea or think it’s crazy, it’s definitely worth learning more about. Highland Village Elementary School This innovative school district is trying a lot of new things when it comes to helping young people learn. This article was written by the folks over at OnlineCollege.org. If you’re wondering what a Flipped Classroom entails, look no further than this fantastic new infographic from Knewton .
The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con In 2012, I attended the ISTE conference in San Diego, CA. While I was only there for about 36 hours, it was easy for me to pick up on one of the hottest topics for the three-day event. The "flipped classroom" was being discussed in social lounges, in conference sessions, on the exhibit floor, on the hashtag and even at dinner. What It Is According to the description on ASCD's page for the newly released book, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day, by flipped-classroom pioneers Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann, "In this model of instruction, students watch recorded lectures for homework and complete their assignments, labs, and tests in class." The authors go on to explain that the model is a mixture of direct instruction and constructivism, that it makes it easier for students who may have missed class to keep up because they can watch the videos at any time. What It Isn't Why It Works Why It Doesn't Work Why It's Nothing New Why It Matters
Sophia upgrades its website with 25,000 free academic tutorials and more Sophia.org has enhanced its social teaching and learning platform to include more than 25,000 free tutorials on math, science, English, and more—all in an ad-free environment. What’s more, the site has become a key destination for teachers who are looking to “flip” their classrooms, its makers say. According to a survey of 400 teachers who use Sophia, 85 percent of teachers who have flipped their classroom have seen improved grades—and nearly all who have flipped would recommend it to others. In addition, more than 80 percent of teachers who hadn’t flipped their classroom are anxious to learn more about how to flip. Teachers who flip their classroom reverse the traditional homework model by developing and assigning multimedia tutorials that students watch as homework. Sophia also now offers a professional development credit for teachers who are interested in learning how to flip their classroom.
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