Flipped Classrooms

What is a flipped classroom? Students receive direct instruction outside of the classroom, usually through watching videos and completing short assessments, and then use time in the classroom with the teacher to practice their learning. This allows students opportunities to watch videos multiple times and to ask teachers questions as they need help while practicing their learning. But, it takes careful planning to ensure flipped classrooms improve student learning.

Examples of Flipped Classrooms

Watch the videos below that show how one teacher, Aaron Sams, and a school near Detroit, Michigan, are using flipped classrooms.

Flipping Mobile CSP

The video below provides some suggestions and guidelines for flipping the Mobile CSP curriculum.

Reflection Activity

Consider the following questions:

  • What kind of access do your students have to the internet and a computer at home?

  • What approach do you think will work best for your students?

  • If you've tried flipping lessons before, what were some keys to success?