The Flipped Classroom: A Twist On Teaching

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Stacy M. P. Schmidt
David L. Ralph

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The traditional classroom has utilized the “I Do”, “We Do”, “You Do” as a strategy for teaching for years.  The flipped classroom truly flips that strategy.  The teacher uses “You Do”, “We Do”, “I Do” instead.  Homework, inquiry, and investigation happen in the classroom.  At home students participate in preparation work including watching videos, PowerPoint’s, and completing readings.  After completing the preparation work, students arrive in class ready to start solving problems, analyzing text, or investigating solutions.  The flipped classroom is fairly new in the teaching field as a strategy for teaching.  It has been used by teachers from elementary school to graduate school.  As with most strategies, the flipped classroom has a variety of ways to implement in the classroom.  This article is a case study of the flipped classroom.  It reviews and provides research on the implementation of the flipped classroom.  In addition, the article provides a variety of implementation methods and tools to be utilized in a flipped classroom.  As with all teaching strategies there are advantages and disadvantages to the flipped classroom which are explained as well.

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