By now, the flipped classroom needs no introduction. Most educators and Ed-tech professionals are familiar with the term and have likely taught or have a co-worker who has taught in a flipped classroom. It’s been a topic of discussion on K-12 TechDecisions for quite some time. If you need a quick refresher, check out our flipped classroom coverage from the past.
Although the conversation has certainly changed over time, the message is the same. Flipped learning is about rethinking how teachers teach and students learn. It’s transformed how we think about education and is discussed at widely attended education conferences like TCEA, ISTE and SXSW. Teachers who flip their classrooms report higher levels of student engagement. Because teachers do not spend class time lecturing, they are able to work one-on-one with students as needed and can better assess trouble areas. It’s an attractive option for teachers looking to increase face time with their students and use the classroom as vehicle for deeper learning and exploration.
We’ve covered a number of flipped learning success stories on K-12 TechDecisions and through our conversations with the K-12 community, certain trends began to emerge. This list of seven qualities of successful flipped classrooms was gleaned through interviews with dozens of educators, technology managers and Ed-tech providers. These qualities were the ones that stood out to us and the ones we felt would most likely set you up for success.