All About the Flipped Classroom

It’s certainly one of the popular educational buzzwords of this young century, and indeed, the flipped classroom is for sure altering the way some teachers are running their classrooms.

Of course, many teachers have a lot of lingering questions about the still-nascent flipped classroom, so today on, frequent website (and TeachHUB Magazine) contributing writer Janelle Cox walks us through some common flipped classroom questions that educators have, and she offers up quite a few answers, too.

Some flipped classroom questions she addresses include:

  • What are the Pros of a Flipped Classroom?
  • What is the Teacher’s Role in a Flipped Classroom?
  • What is the Parent’s Role?
  • And More!

Janelle sums up her article like this, in a section entitled, “How Does it Change Learning for the Students?”: The best thing about a flipped classroom is that students get to work at their own pace. If a student isn’t sure that they understand a concept, they can just watch that piece of the video again. If they have already learned about a concept in the past, then they can just fast forward past that part. It changes the way students learn because it differentiates learning. Each child learns at a pace that is right for them, and in a way that works for them. A flipped classroom is individualized learning where all students get the opportunity to really use important 21st century skills. It allows students to engage with their peers and learn in a more meaningful way that is tailored to their needs.”

What do you think about flipped learning? Have you flipped any part of your classroom instruction or homework? If so, how did it work out? We would love to hear about your experiences, so please feel free to leave a comment!