In Warren High School in Chicago, teachers are flipping their classrooms and both students and parents acknowledge that the outcomes are very positive. Flipping the classroom means that students watch lessons at home through online platforms which enable them to learn at their own pace, and arrive to school ready to apply the theory to practical work and share doubts with the teacher and peers. As one teacher says: “It allows students to become teachers and to be accountable for their own education - hoping, asking questions, leading the discussions”.
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In the TED Talk below, Salman Khan (founder and faculty of the Khan Academy) demonstrates the power of interactive exercises and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script.
Aaron Sams is a Flipped Learning Pioneer. See below how students watch podcasts of their teacher's lectures on their own time and then spend their time in the classroom applying what they learned at home.