Flipped Classrooms Provide Less Flattering Feedback

Flipped Classrooms Provide Less Flattering Feedback

LESS FLATTERING FLIPPING FEEDBACK: Education Week chronicles the adventures of four K-12 institutions across the nation implementing 'flipped classroom' models. Right in line with Ms. Passanisi and Ms. Peters views (see: Digital Natives Can Learn a Thing or Two), it seems that flipping the classroom requires a little more than providing access to digital products and pressing "play." The article highlights several barriers to implementation, as described by educators, from dealing with students' and teachers' perceptions of a lecture to realizing the implications of move-at-your-own-pace learning. There's also practical advice from the founding fathers of the flipped movement, Mr. Jonathan Bergmann and Mr. Aaron Sams. We maintain faith in the flipped model -- an informative, engaging lecture should be available 24/7 -- but remain wary of the lack of interaction at home. If a student does not understand the subject matter and cannot ask questions as he or she moves along, watching video is no different than reading textbook chapters.

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