Flipping the classroom is an instructional method that has two parts. In part one, the teacher creates video lectures, making themselves transparent and accountable for all the content they are responsible for delivering to their students.. According to the research...
Teacher-created video lectures can be 60-80% shorter than live lectures. Delivering the information using video lectures (inside and/or outside of the classroom) frees up a considerable about of class time.
Teacher-created video lectures will capture students attention better than live lectures. Students can retain more of the information from a video, as opposed to the same information delivered live.
Recording and offering these video lectures to students creates a self-paced learning environment. Students can watch their teacher’s lecture videos any time, as many times and wherever they need to in order to process the information. A self-paced learning environment can result in increased student achievement.
Part two is where the teacher creates an active learning environment for students using the freed up time gained from more effective & efficient lecture delivery. Here are some simple & powerful strategies that can be used to activate student learning during the class period.
Challenge students to collaborate with their peers while discussing and answering questions about the content.
Have students create video artifacts of their learning. If students create 1-take videos during class time, it challenges them to put the content in their own words, allowing them take ownership of that information. This also gives them the ability to review and reflect on their work.
And challenge student to get up and move while discussing the content. Movement strategies, even as simple as the walk and talk, will better activate the brain, and can increase cognition, memory, attention, academic performance, & creative thinking.
The flipped classroom is all about using teacher-created video in smart ways to enhance lecture content. These videos free up class time that can be used to create an active learning environment. Hey...honestly, you don’t even have to call this the flipped classroom. In fact, what would you name this instructional method? Hmmm
Think about it, rename it if you would like, but use these strategies tomorrow to enhance your classroom!