Sunday, November 9, 2014

The flipped Classroom

Wow!  How powerful.  The flipped classroom was kind of amazing.  I think it would be a great way to change teaching.  Students learning on their own time, while getting help on the actual work they have to complete in the classroom.  I think I might have done better in math, had this been implemented when I was young.  I love the idea of students learning on their own time.  I love the idea of not standing in front of my classroom lecturing.  There seems to be a lot of different ways to implement a flipped classroom.  It would definitely take some getting used to, but it could be life changing.

Positives: Students learn at their own pace.  They can rewind, fast forward, watch multiple times. Students get the help they need in class

Potential negatives:  Students might lack the necessary equipment (computers, phones, internet)


  1. Whenever my husband was taking his math courses in college, he always went to Khan Academy to watch the information was learning in his classes. He said it was much easier for him, and it wasn't even a flipped class! I can see how this would be very helpful for students to rewatch notes. They would be able to study whenever they needed. I was thinking about the lack of equipment as well. Some of my students don't have internet access at home. This would make the home assignments very difficult and probably embarrassing for the student if they are the only ones who are not able to do the assignment (students can get picked on for just about anything!). Like every great classroom idea: in a "perfect" classroom, it would be amazing!

  2. I agree about taking some time to get used to! I sometimes feel overwhelmed but I keep reminding myself that I don't have to do it all at once! You bring in some great positives about working at their own pace and so I plan on taking that same benefit on flipping my classroom!!