Flipped instruction, as I define it, isn’t about teachers videotaping lectures for students to watch before class. It’s about less lecturing, and more active learning. It’s about giving students greater ownership of their learning. It’s what science teacher Alli Romano does in her classroom, as she explains in this video:
Keep in mind, as I pointed out in Coach Students Rather Than Teach Students, that letting students take more active roles in their learning does not mean we should take more passive roles. It means we must take on new roles. By spending less time presenting information, Alli Romano can spend more time helping students discover and apply information. She lectures less, and helps students learn more.
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