1. A good teacher can be an even better teacher. Life (work) needs to be interesting and challenging and this is the perfect ticket. Think about what you might do with more face-to-face time with students. Small group instruction. Teaming students in pairs and teams to learn from each other? I think that is pure joy.
2. This generation of learners is not the same as the past decade or two of learners. Ever try to hold a child's attention for more than 10 minutes by just talking at them? Students learn differently, at different rates and flipping can take advantage of learning opportunities that are ideally suited to the student. (Student centered classes are a good thing).
3. Absent students can still learn the lesson basics instead of missing out. (Ever wonder how many students are absent on any given day due to sports, illness, orthodontist or vacation? From my experience it's nice when a teacher accommodates my child but it doesn't always happen. Lessons on video are a parents dream.)
4. Parents or guardians can view recorded lessons and help their child if additional support is needed.
5. Even the brightest students get distracted and need to ask, "What? I couldn't hear."
Interested in flipping? Here's more information you might for you to feast on:
* Flipping Your Classroom #flippedpd #flip by Miguel Guhlin, @mguhlin
* Report: The 4 Pillars of the Flipped Classroom by David Nagel, June 18, 2013
* Flipping with Kirch by Crystal Kirch, @crystalkirch
* Interested in the Flipped Classroom?? by Todd Nesloney
* Have a resource I need to add? Please share it in the comments with me. Thanks in advance! Cheers!