CLASSROOM Where it started... What "flipping"
enables me to do What "flipping" enables my students to do What do students
now do at home? What do students
now do in class? Why my students like the "flipped classroom" Final thoughts on "the flip" Crystal Kirch
Segerstrom High School Students learning at different paces (slow, medium, fast)
Students missing important pieces of information from class even though they were "present"
Students absent (sick, sports, etc) and missing critical lessons
Students not completing homework fully or correctly at home because they "forgot" how to do it from class (or simply copying from a friend) Teacher spending most of class time going over problems and not giving students a lot of time to practice on their own with support
Teacher spending many extra hours tutoring and re-explaining to students who didn't "get it" in class But the flipped classroom is really about what it enables to the students to do... You can be a good teacher and never use technology, and technology won’t turn a bad teacher into a good one. However, a good teacher who uses technology well can make great things happen! - Rushton Hurley Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. Classrooms become laboratories or studios, and yet content delivery is preserved. Students can pause, rewind and re-watch lessons, truly learning at their own pace "I remember when I used to do homework at home and I was stuck on a problem, I had nobody to help me, but now my teacher is here when I need her." "WSQ"
"Watch - Summarize - Question" WATCH video
5-15 minutes long
take notes & copy examples in SSS packets
Pause, rewind, fast forward as needed SUMMARIZE lesson
Open summary - write 5-8+ sentences about main points of lesson
Guided summary - answer "guiding" questions in complete sentences ask a QUESTION
one they DON'T KNOW and need help answering
one they DO KNOW and can challenge their classmates with the next day.
Students are challenged to ask a "HOT" questions and are given question starters. Review WSQs as a whole class or in small group
Talk about important parts of the concept based on their summaries
Ask each other their questions
Discuss answers to questions in small groups
Compare answers to "Secret Questions" Every student is
every day! Bottom line: It’s not always the right instructional choice, it’s only one tool in our "toolbox". But it can be a powerful one. Remember that the flipped classroom is about increasing the 1:1 time with the students.
"What's the best use of your 'face to face' time with your students?" Students need to be transitioned. This is a change for them and change is not always easy Don't look at the Flipped Classroom as a way to get more material covered. Yes, you will have more time so you could "fit" in more topics, but it would be better if you covered things more in depth. For more info, visit
#flipclass on Twitter Students can access the content for their class anytime, anywhere, on any device! You do not have to fully flip your classroom to receive the benefits of "time-shift" in instruction "Flipping" can work in any subject area
and any grade level taken from comments made by @bennettscience http://www.connectedprincipals.com/archives/3367 Students receive instant feedback and teachers can spend more time helping students and explaining difficult concepts @crystalkirch
email@example.com Work on practice problems as a group
Take Concept Quizzes to prove their understanding of the concept
Create own problems and record solutions on video
Work on activities or projects related to lesson
Ask me or their peers for help whenever they are stuck
Re-watch lesson videos Responsibility for learning flipped from teacher’s hands to students’ hands
Face to face time flipped from teacher-focused to student-focused
Focus of class time flipped from lower-order to higher-order thinking Low-level Bloom's: Outside of class
(via video, podcast, article, website, etc)
High-level Bloom's: During class time
(with teacher & peer discussion and support) Using this ideology has the ultimate goal of increasing student understanding and ownership of the content. There is no ONE flipped classroom. Take pieces of everything you see and make it work with your students in your classroom. tinyurl.com/KirchBlooms See sample videos and SSS packets at kirchmathanalysis.blogspot.com Read all about the WSQ and its development at http://tinyurl.com/kirchwsq Read all about my reflections during my first year of the "Flipped Class" at http://tinyurl.com/kirchreflection Hear and see more feedback from my students at http://tinyurl.com/kirchstudentsSee the full transcript