I also have been researching flipping my classroom and I'm super excited to dip my foot into it after our PSSA's are complete.  I would like to preview the first math chapter my Pre-Algebra students will see next year in Algebra.  There are going to be tons of questions and lots of adjustments once the flipping begins but I think trying this method out NOW will help me to decide if I want to go all out and flip my entire day next year!  I've started putting together a proposal to present to my principal and assistant principal to get their take on my idea.  I've accumulated many benefits to converting my class to a flipped one and the deltas I've thought of can be controlled with minor impact.  I've talked to our Math department head and he seemed hesitant to throw his hat into my corner because I believe he is comfortable with "the way things have always been done" and the success those methods have produced. 

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Comment by Andy Petroski on March 18, 2012 at 9:59pm

Have you determined whether the students have the needed technology at home to watch the videos that will replace the classroom lecture time?

One of the challenges of the flipped classroom is getting the students to watch the videos before attending class.  What techniques will you use to motivate students to watch the videos so that they are prepared for class activities, Q&A and discussions?

Comment by Michael Morret on March 19, 2012 at 8:39am

Thanks Andy.... one of the area in which I'm still trying to determine the best course of action is coming up with a variety of activities/projects for the students to complete at differentiated levels.  Certainly there will be problems for them to solve to show evidence of learning the basics of the concept but taking it to higher levels will be the challenge.  I've pocketed a few ideas from the research websites I've visited but any suggestions of projects/activities that have been used and were successful would be GREATLY appreciated!  Thanx in advance for your input! 

 

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