Flipped Learning has had an AMAZING impact on education over the past few years. In this article, The Four Pillars of Flipped Learning, they discuss how the Flipped Learning Network performed a survey and found that 100% of teachers know the term Flipped Learning and 80% have tried it at least once in the previous school year.
From someone who used the model in class – it can be EXTREMELY powerful when used appropriately. I used to record myself teaching key concepts to a lesson and assign it to my students to watch at home and return to school with a basic skill to help us build on that skillset during our lesson. It is time consuming, challenging, but is extremely rewarding when it finally clicks for you studetns and yourself!
The article highlights the 4 essential parts of the Flipped model that are essential to Flipped Learning and not just Flipped Classes. It discussed how the Flipped Learning Network performed a survey and found that 100% of teachers know the term Flipped Learning and 80% have tried it at least once in the previous school year.
Their Four Pillars are:
- Flexible Environment
- Learning Culture
- Intentional Content
- Professional Educator
If you are one of the 20% who have not attempted Flipped Learning yet, I encourage you to give it a try – test your skills as a teacher to identify need, identify what piece students can learn on their own, build an in class lesson to support their newly learned skill, observe students and provide feedback, then culminate it with an activity to reinforce the skill – BOOM! Then repeat – like anything else, practice breeds success!