Friday, May 30, 2014

5-30-14 The Whole Child Blog — Discover the Flip: Putting Learning at the Center of the Classroom — Whole Child Education

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Discover the Flip: Putting Learning at the Center of the Classroom

Flip Your Classroom - ASCD and ISTEPost written by Mikaela Dwyer, a journalism student at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. She considers herself a human rights activist and spends her time volunteering on campus and with various local nonprofits. After graduation, Dwyer hopes to join the Peace Corps and then become an investigative journalist for human rights issues.
Both Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, authors of Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student In Every Class Every Day, grew up in educationally privileged homes, so their homework struggles usually ended with a few simple questions for Mom or Dad. As educators, however, they realized that not every student has this opportunity; why are teachers sending students home with the hard stuff? In their 2014 ASCD Annual Conference session "Foundations of Flipped Learning," they explored the flipped classroom concept.
Flipping the classroom allows students to watch recorded lectures at home and work with teachers in class the next day. This way, students are able to actively learn with their teacher by their side, rather than stressing over homework because there is no one to ask for help.
"We believe we have school backwards," said Bergmann. Right now, teachers are usually the center of the classroom; Bergmann and Sams advocate flipping that structure to put students at the center. Instructing students in class and then sending them home with difficult materials only works well when the students have the resources at home to complete their work confidently. Being that the number-one resource for education is the teacher, educators and students need to be doing the hard stuff in the classroom
Bergmann and Sams believe the real question educators should ask themselves is, "What is the best use of my face-to-face time in class?" Is it to lecture students, or to work with them on actually producing and analyzing their work? The better idea is probably not going to be lecturing. Flipping the class so that students watch lectures at home and do their "homework" in the classroom ensures that the learning doesn't stop at Discover the Flip: Putting Learning at the Center of the Classroom — Whole Child Education:
5-29-14 The Whole Child Blog — FIT Teaching: The Tool Kit for High-Quality Teaching and Learning — Whole Child Education
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