In a flipped classroom, students typically interact with a short micro-video (flipped video) before class and then class time is transformed into an active place of engagement and learning. Some teachers think that students take to flipped learning quickly. However, since many students have been trained in how to learn passively, they need to have explicit instructions on how to learn differently in a flipped classroom. Below is a series of suggestions teachers may find helpful to hand out to students to prepare them for a flipped classroom.
How to Learn Best in a Flipped Classroom
Students, welcome to my class. I am excited to be your teacher this year, and I look forward to learning with you and leading you in your learning. This is a flipped classroom and how you receive instruction from me may look different than the way you have from classes in the past. Your homework will typically involve you interacting with a short video before class. That will then free up class time for me to help you more, and give us more class time for collaborative assignments and hands-on experiences. Since this class is different, I have listed out some suggestions which will ensure that you are completely successful.
When and How You Watch a Flipped Video
How to Best Participate In-Class