Using flipped learning to boost engagement

Flipped learning, a growing instructional model, helps educators personalize instruction for students

flipped-learningSupporters of flipped learning have proven that the instructional model is more than just a fad. As it spreads to classrooms across the nation, educators are leveraging the flipped model to create a more personalized and engaging learning environment for their students.

During an ASCD webinar sponsored by Adobe Presenter, flipped learning leaders Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams discussed multiple ways that a flipped classroom can lead to increased student engagement and personalized learning.

“We believe that good teaching is good when it has good relationships in it,” Bergmann said. “Relationships matter. We believe good teaching happens in the context of good relationships with kids.”

Flipped learning supports this kind of relationship by giving teachers and students more face-to-face interaction. This occurs due to the instructional method’s structure, which shifts content delivery outside of the classroom in the form of teacher-created videos and makes room for “homework” in class, giving students and teachers a chance to discuss problems and explore concepts.

(Next page: Challenges–and solutions–around flipped learning)

Laura Ascione

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