What happens when students don’t watch the video notes for homework? That’s the number one question I get from teachers when they are considering flipping their classroom, and it’s a good one.
You should absolutely be asking this question because it means you are aware of an obstacle to your students learning, and now you can take steps to be sure you’re helping them overcome it. We have an entire module dedicated to this inside of my online course for teachers, Flipped Classroom Formula, and we address multiple obstacles, not just this one big one.
In today’s episode we are going to answer this question so that after listening you will feel hopeful and empowered by the possibilities of flipped video knowing that you’re making learning NOT optional in your classroom and in fact setting up your students for success.
Let’s get to it.
Here’s the gist of this entire episode in one sentence. You...
Isn’t flipping your classroom just more work? That’s the question, isn’t it? And it should be the question for all teachers when deciding what changes to make to their classrooms, especially coming off of one of the hardest years in education ever. And the question is really asking, is the work I put in going to be worth it?
Because here’s the truth, it’s not that flipping your classroom is more work… it’s that your classroom is work. Your students are work. So it’s a matter of knowing where you’re putting in time and effort and how it’s going to pay off, and this episode is all about helping your teacher work pay off for you and your students.
Let’s get to it.
Before we really dive into this episode I want you to remember episode 16, the Biggest Secret to Sustainability in Your Classroom, and if you haven’t yet, go back and listen to it because in that episode we talk about the...
I am so excited to officially join the conversation around many great topics involving improving your classroom environment. The one I want to contribute to here is the flipped classroom. As I've helped teachers flip their classrooms over the years, one of the most asked questions is how do I start???
What I hear when someone asks this is... I know the benefits of the flipped classroom, I know why it makes sense for me and my students (by the way, that is so amazing! I know that more teachers could benefit from flipping techniques, so the fact that you are already in the know is an awesome step one), but I just need some guidance on how to make that happen, particularly at the start.
And you know what - I hear you. When I first started my journey flipping my classroom back in 2012 it was a mostly lonesome road, as most journeys are for teachers who decide to make a big change in their classroom from one year to the next. And that's ok, but...