Many schools are switching to flipped classrooms as an alternative to the traditional teaching methods we grew up with. In a flipped environment, students listen to lectures at home, then work through assignments with their teacher in person the next day – they do their learning at home, and their homework at school. If you’re considering a flipped classroom, you’re not alone. Edudemic’s Guide to Flipped Classrooms for 2015 is an excellent resource for you to check out! It goes through the pros and cons of using flipped classrooms and provides you with tips to implement one. For a quick glance, here are a couple of the pros and cons they outline:
- Students can learn at their own pace, whether they need to listen just once, or pause and rewind
- Schools can reduce their paper use, which is also a benefit for middle- and high-school students, whose backpacks often get too heavy
- Not all students have access to the internet outside of school
- Teachers may not have enough time to help all students with their questions individually
Check out this recent SCTimes article about flipped classrooms in Sartell-St. Stephen Middle School.
Need more? check out CMLE’s Libguide on flipped classrooms.
Have you tried a flipped classroom? What do you think?
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