I’m always looking for ways to improve my teaching practice to engage my academically at-risk students. In doing research for my recent MEd course, I came across an interesting teaching strategy called the flipped classroom. Now, you may have heard about the flipped classroom but I hadn’t, and I’m excited about the possibilities the flipped classroom offers. I don’t expect the flipped classroom to be the definitive teaching strategy for academically at-risk students, but it’s a strategy worth looking into and trying in small steps. My students love using digital technology in the classroom, and the flipped classroom uses digital technology so that’s promising. I like the fact the flipped classroom enables you to differentiate instruction and assessment for your students. More about that later.

As you might know, I’m working toward my MEd. Actually I’m about 3/4 of the way through. It’s a lot of work, but I’m enjoying the intellectual stimulation. Right now, I’m just completing research for a paper and am just getting my thoughts together about the flipped classroom and how it could benefit my teaching practice and my academically at-risk students’ learning. When I finish my paper, hopefully by the end of next week, I’ll share my findings with you then.

I do however want to share the cool infograph about the flipped classroom I found during my research. If you’ve had experience using the flipped classroom strategy, I’d love to hear you insights.

Flipped Classroom

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

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One Response to “The flipped classroom strategy for academically at-risk students.”

  1. Tracy Rosen on April 6th, 2012 5:14 am

    Hi Elona,
    What a timely post – I just finished 2 days of exploring and creating content for flipped classrooms! One of my big takeaways from the two days is that there is more than one way to flip a classroom. Sometimes it can be having students learn content at home and then apply it in class, other times it can be to assist in differentiation – to allow learners to learn different things at their own pace, to access what they need to learn when they need to learn it.

    I wrote up my notes from Day 1 here
    and am going through my notes from Day 2 this morning, they should be posted in a little while.

    Like I said – what a timely post! Thanks for sharing what you are working on.
    Tracy RosenĀ“s last blog post ..Flipping the classroom workshop, Day 1

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