Why Flipped Classrooms Are Here to Stay
Through much of our respective teaching careers, we had often been frustrated with students not being able to apply the content from our lectures to their work and daily lives. Then one day, after a combined 26 years in classrooms, we had an insight that would change our world.
It was a simple observation: The time when students really need educators to be physically present is when they get stuck on homework questions and need individual help. They don't need the teacher in the room to talk at them and give them information; they can receive that knowledge and content on their own.
We asked ourselves, "What if we prerecorded our lectures and students viewed the videos as part of their 'homework,' and then we used the class period to help students with the concepts they didn't understand?" Thus, our...
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