To Flip or Not to Flip (Is a Flipped Classroom the Way to Go?)

What exactly is a “Flipped Classroom?” 

Why do I keep coming across this term from different blogs and articles I am reading?

Is this something I should try to do?

These are all questions I have been asking myself over the past few weeks as I have been coming across the term “flipped classroom” more and more.

At first, I just dismissed the idea. I didn’t see how it could possibly work in an elementary school. But after some further research, I could see this concept working in a Grade 8 classroom.

Here’s a handy infographic I found on Larry Ferlazzo’s site. I think it’s worth sharing and considering.

This infographic makes some great points and has almost convinced me to try flipping my class. Of course, instrumental music is a unique subject area where this concept may not work. But as I think about this, I could make videos specific to each instrument. I could offer practice tips or other useful information.

It’s something to think about anyway.

Let’s hear from you

Have you flipped your classroom?

Know anyone that has?

Have any thoughts about it?

Please leave a comment below and add to the discussion

2 responses to “To Flip or Not to Flip (Is a Flipped Classroom the Way to Go?)”

  1. Hi Chase .. I have no idea – but I think my first comment would be .. not all the kids would watch, or they'd pretend they watched ..

    Having tried some theoretical based learning as an adult – it's challenging to stay focused … I was able to learn through multiple practise sessions …

    If it's proven to work – then fine .. but …..

    Interesting …. cheers Hilary

  2. Hi Hilary,

    I agree. Some kids wouldn't watch the video but they might be the same ones who don't pay much attention in class anyway.

    I guess they could always watch it in class. They wouldn't have as much time to do the work but if the videos are short, it could probably work.

    I'm still figuring out whether or not to try this and how. It seems like a neat idea but I can see a few drawbacks / complications.