March Greetings Everyone!
Exciting times are upon us with all of the new advancements and opportunities with 1:1 teaching and learning. In the past month I have designed a new course titled: Flip Teaching and Thinking Within 21st Century Classrooms. I have had the opportunity to instruct the coursework twice. The basis of Flip Teaching according to the Daily Riff http://www.thedailyriff.com/articles/teachers-doing-the-flip-to-help-students-become-learners-531.php
It's called "flip teaching" and "reverse teaching" or a "backwards classroom" (who knew?), and "reverse instruction." Here's how it's happening, for real:
- Kids watch lectures and videos at home
- Class is for hands-on work and face-to-face interaction with teacher/peers
To understand this more and why this came about- is because classroom teachers were not happy with the students results from poor homework assignments, and they knew they were not always meeting the individual needs of each student. What teachers did realize is that students were engaged and motivated when a component of an audio, video, or visual display was incorporated into daily lessons. Educators in return decided to 'flip" their teaching practice and instruction with assigning a video lecture or specific content piece of video for a homework assignment- not lasting more than 15 minutes, and then once back in the classroom room with face-to-face instruction time with students, they would start their day with an essential question posed through collaborative group worktime and infused with guided practice to support the video "homework" element. Wa-la- instant segway to a positive and productive hands-on/minds on learning environment for everyone involved. The teachers could now be a true facilitator within the classroom environment and circulate between the groups of students to meet their individual needs and reteach or pose new extending learning questions and opportunities where needed, instead of lecture the entire time.
Here are three supportive video clips to provide you with more background knowledge on this new teaching practice. I have also included more online supportive articles to showcase other schools throughout our nation of how they are flipping their classrooms to improve student academic achievement through 1:1 and self-directed learning opportunities. Lastly, I have attached my list of the best free and low cost tools to support your "flip" creation efforts.
Yes, yes, yes, I will have what she is having: http://computerchalk.com/tag/flip-teaching
Daniel Pink: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/7996379/Daniel-Pinks-Think-Tank-Flip-thinking-the-new-buzz-word-sweeping-the-US.htmlhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/7996379/Daniel-Pinks-Think-Tank-Flip-thinking-the-new-buzz-word-sweeping-the-US.html
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