July 23, 2020

Flipping the Classroom and Why You Should Try It

Flipped or inverted classroom is a teaching method where the course material is introduced outside the classroom and during class time is repurposed to give more time for inquiries, application and assessment.

Teachers can do so by sending students a link of a pre-recorded video where he/she explains and/or demonstrates a concept to the students. This way, the students can watch the video as many times as they want and jot down notes or questions to ask their teacher during class time.

Why should you try it? Flipping the classroom…

  • gives more time for student-teacher interaction;
  • helps struggling students;
  • allows learners to study at their own pace;
  • can also educate the parents;
  • gives more time for projects and school work; and
  • allows the teacher to know their students better.

You don’t really have to do it with every single topic but it would be a good change for you and your learners. Flipping the classroom has its own challenges and doesn’t mean that your work will be easier. You might have planned our and pre-recorded the lesson successfully but your students still need your guidance during class time.

What are your thoughts on this teaching strategy?