Have you ever thought about flipped teaching? Flipping your classroom to introduce something new? Wondered how to do it? I'm going to try flipping some professional development (how to use a tool) because I think it's important to reach as many people as you can when they are ready to learn. I'll keep you posted on how that goes. In the meantime, here's a few tips on how to flip your classroom.
Flipping a classroom is time consuming and challenging. Done wrong, it can backfire. Even the best teacher can get lower results. Administrators will be keen to help you change what you are doing if your class test scores fall. A little planning ahead ahead of time will save you in the long run.
Here's another diagram based on Bloom's to consider:
Ramsey pointed out some research that suggested introducing topics using an explore period (even ten minutes) makes a significant impact on how the flip video is absorbed/leaned by the students. Stanford Research: How to Flip the Flipped Classroom Protocols By Wired Academic on July 27, 2013. Here is the Stanford Report, July 16, 2013, Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say. This quote at the beginning of the article is powerful, "A study from the Stanford Graduate School of Education of how students best learned a neuroscience lesson showed a distinct benefit to starting out by working with an interactive 3D model of the brain."
I think this raises questions we need to be asking. Is there an opportunity to begin with an interactive 3D models or some other hands-on activity showing real life use/demonstration?
What does flipping look like in a typical classroom? A video and some questions done at home; during the day teacher facilitated discussions or hands-on activities. It has changed over time for Ramsey.
I always thought my learning was better when I read it, discussed it, then taught it to someone else. I felt like a master. We need kids to want to be curious and be comfortable without being told the answers for the test because we don't know the questions yet but we want to prepare students to solve those complex problems, cooperatively and collaboratively. Like many other people, I know our children have to excel in teamwork. That's their future.
Teaching is adapting, moving forward. Flipping classrooms is genius!