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My Flipped Classroom

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Carla Dalton

on 9 March 2016

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Carla Dalton & Julie Pollard
@MrsDaltonMath @PollardSciWMS

Watauga Middle School

Why should you flip your class?
My Story...
began teaching in 1996
stay-at-home mom 2001
returned to teaching in 2010
Students learn at
different paces
(slow, medium, fast). Let them rewind, fast forward or pause instruction.
miss important pieces
information even though they are "present"
Students who are
(sick, sports, etc.)
miss critical instruction. When instruction is on video, this doesn't happen.
not completing homework
fully or
correctly at home because they "forgot" how
to do it from class (or simply copying from
a friend)
When I wasn't flipping:

I was spending most of class time doing direct
instruction, going over problems, and
not giving
students a lot of time to practice
on their own
with support

I was spending
many extra hours tutoring
and re-explaining to students who didn't "get it"
in class
Responsibility for learning

flips from teacher's hands
to students' hands

Face to face time

flips from teacher-centered to

Focus of class time

flipped from lower-order to higher-
order thinking
But, the flipped classroom
is really about what it
enables students to do...
Students can pause,
rewind, and re-watch
lessons, truly
at their own pace
Students can access the
content for their class
anytime, anywhere, or
from any device!
Students receive
and teachers can
spend more time
students and explaining
difficult concepts.
RHS Class of 2013
So, how do I get started?
Record Your Lesson
Length: 1 to 1.5 minutes per grade level
Take notes and copy examples (I suggest providing them with a notes packet to model how they should take notes)
Pause, rewind, fast forward as needed
Model how to watch videos for education!
Be F.I.T. and Check your T.E.C.H.
How will you hold students accountable?
Open summary - write 5-8+ sentences about main points of lesson
Guided summary - answer "guiding" questions in complete sentences
Take Baby Steps
Think of lessons where flipping "fits"

Survey students about access to technology

Find a collaboration teaching partner

Students need to be transitioned
"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
and creating
. Classrooms become laboratories or studios, and yet
content delivery is preserved.
What do students do in class now?
Time Frame for My Class (sample: 48 minute classes)
5 minutes-teacher intro, student objective
for the day
10-15 minutes-WSQ chat activity
20-25 minutes-
Student work time for practice, application, make instruction video, formative assessment, etc.
Possible small group with teacher if needed.
Teacher checking in with students constantly, redirecting and focusing.
Whole-class clarifications (2-4 minutes) if needed.
3-5 minutes-teacher wrap up and next steps
Review WSQs as a whole class or in small groups using Kagan strategies
about important parts of the concept based on their summaries
each other their questions
answers to questions in small groups
answers to "secret problems"
Work on
practice problems
as a group
concept quizzes
to prove their understanding of the concept
Work on
activities or projects
related to lesson
own problems and
their solutions
Ask me or their peers for help
Re-watch lesson as needed
So, what do the students say?
Final thoughts on "the flip"
Bottom line:
It's not always the right instructional choice; it's just 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 your students.

"What's the best use of the 'face to face' time with your students?"
Very Important!

Students need to be
. 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 is better if you
cover topics in more depth.
"Flipping" can work in any
subject area and any grade level.
Using this method has the ultimate goal of
increasing student understanding and ownership of the content.
You do not have to fully flip your classroom to receive the benefits of
in instruction
There is no ONE flipped classroom. Take pieces of everything that you see and
make it work with your students in your classroom.
Flipping is
not just for teachers!

Administrators: try
flipping your staff development
, do a
flipped book study
with your staff...the possibilities are endless!
Resources to learn more:
Flipped Learning Network -
access press, blogs, webinars, and more!
Flipped Learning Network Ning -
connect with other Flipped Learning Educators, join content area groups, etc!
Twitter -
#flipclass chat on Mondays 7pm CST
Crystal Kirch -
a TON of resources and tips (some were put into this prezi with her permission)
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 can make great things happen!
- Rushton Hurley
"I can

ask the questions

that I need in

instead of going home and NOT
doing my homework
because I don't
"If a child can't learn the way we teach, then maybe we should teach the way that they learn."
~Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger
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