Classroom Management and the Flipped Class Editor's Note:This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, CEO of Sams Learning Designs, LLC and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Let's face it. We teachers spend far too much time and energy trying to keep students quiet so that they can listen to us. We have taken countless courses and workshops on classroom management in our careers, and it seems that the underpinning goal of classroom management is for teachers to keep kids quiet so that they can learn.
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Flipped Classroom -v- Flipped Learning In preparation for my upcoming IB workshop on flipping the classroom, I've been reading everything I can about the benefits of the flip on student learning. One of the best arguments in favor of making the flip has been an article that appeared in the May edition of ISTE's magazine Learning and Leading with Technology by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams. I'm summarizing parts of this article here as I think it will provide a useful starting point for our workshop participants. To start with Bergmann and Sams argue that the flipped classroom is not simply a new fad - teachers have always assigned reading to be done at home, followed by class periods discussing and developing the understanding of the ideas in the reading. Bergmann and Sams argue that it is not the flipped classroom itself that is the goal, but that this is simply the path that leads to more powerful teaching and learning, which they refer to as flipped learning.
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How to Make Sure Your Students Have Access to Flipped Learning Content This is a concern that is frequently cited when teachers start down the road to the flipped classroom. There are plenty of you working in districts where a significant portion of the population is economically disadvantaged, and most school districts have tight budgets, so this can be a very real issue. The good news is that many teachers have overcome this obstacle. 27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom 27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about the definition of intrinsic motivation in the past. We’ve also talked about some basic ways to improve student motivation. This time, it’s Mia MacMeekin‘s turn to speak to you about the same, but through gridded, blocked, and easy to read infographics.
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7 Excellent Free Blended Learning Resources – Understanding the Whys and Hows... “Blended Learning” has many definitions. Here’s one I really like, “Blended Learning is … a shift to online delivery for a portion of the day to make students, teachers and schools more productive. Learning in multiple modalities yields more and better data that creates an integrated and customizable learning experience.” This is from the Blended Learning Implementation Guide (discussed further below). In this article, we offer a curated set of resources that can equip any educator to better understand how Blended Learning (a.k.a.
Flipped Classroom Best Practices from Clintondale High School How’s this for an approach to learning about how to implement flipped teaching and learning: look to cases where the use of these techniques have been assessed and proven effective and identify common themes and practices? I recently started ‘mining’ measured successes of flipped teaching for Best Practices for a presentation I am doing in June at UB Tech 2014 (“Flipped Classroom Success Stories (and How to Make Yours Happen!)“. I realized each of these stories would make a great article for the site here. I posted the first such article, “Culling Flipped Classroom Best Practices from Successful Implementations” last week, and here is another entry in what will be a series of articles on this topic.