Flipping your Classroom

Learn what flipping is all about and how it works.

The Flipped Classroom Model

Traditional Instruction vs. Flipped Instruction

Traditionally instruction (lecture) is delivered in class with supporting activities, homework includes actual application of learned concepts.


Flipped instruction is reversed: students watch instructional videos outside of the classroom, and class time is devoted to inquiry about lecture content, applying knowledge and testing skills with hands-on activities.


Think of it as repurposing class time.

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Why flip?

The notion of a flipped classroom focuses on active learning and student engagement.


There are multiple models of flipped classroom, not just one single method. There are teachers who find that an "in-class flip" (still utilizing instructional video, but during class) is effective for their students.


Key ingredients are prerecorded lectures and meaningful class exercises.

Why it works

Prerecorded media puts the lectures under control of the students. They can watch, rewind, pause and re-visit your instruction.


By allowing students to use class time for application of concepts, teachers have a better opportunity to detect misunderstandings and provide feedback.

There are new tools emerging to support flipped classroom models. Check out some of the great resources below.

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