#edchat Topic: What does a flipped classroom look like?

So this evening, I ACTIVELY participated in my first #edchat.  It was quite an experience, to say the least!  The chat flies by.  People are tweeting left and right and it’s impossible to keep up with.  But at the same time, it’s a LOT of fun.  How amazing to have the opportunity to talk to so many people from so many places all at the same time?!  I “met” so many people tonight and have a bunch of additions that need to happen to my PLN when I have some more time :)

It was fun to hear what other people think of the flipped model – how certain teachers are embracing the format and how others still have a lot of negative feelings.  What I came away with is that there is no one size fits all when it comes to teaching. You must do what’s best for YOUR set of students.  I think the flip worked really well for AP Calc, but I don’t think I would do it for any other classes I’ve taught.  I liked using videos in Algebra to supplement lectures and to serve as review, but I don’t feel as though the flipped model would work there.  I think the flip works really well in a class where you have a lot of information to get across in a limited amount of time, to students who want to learn and achieve.  But I don’t think it is the best method for all classes or all students…

2 thoughts on “#edchat

  1. Last nights #edchat was my first experience as well. And, yes, it was very fast-paced! We crammed more into that hour than a lot of 1 hr PD sessions.

    Thanks for sharing your insights. I picked up a couple of ideas from you (like the “super” Google preso/lecture/quiz idea!) I’d like to stay in touch. I’m adding your blog to my RSS feed and I added you to my #flipclass twitter list.

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